Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sacred Life Sunday: Mothering

This last week I was able to receive mothering from my good friend and hanaied (adopted) mother Rose Marie. I don't have a mother, and Rose Marie took time away from her daughter-in-law, who is living with cancer, and preparing to likely die soon, to be with me. It is a gift I will never, ever, forget.

I sorely needed it.

Sometimes we just can't stand on our own.

This week was like that for me.

Here are some of the happier scenes from our week. Despite the circumstances, it was a celebration of life. We stayed home pretty much the whole time and just enjoyed each other, the garden, good food, and being together. It was exactly what I needed (4:24):

The sheer joy of enjoying the simple things of life. A great comfort.


Leah said...

what a lovely video, olivia! i love your gardens, so peaceful. and i loved seeing your chickens!!

sending love and hugs your way. xoxo

Rick Hamrick said...

There is so much calm, serene energy in this video, even when the exciting part comes about: the feeding of the chickens.

The harbor view is also one of peace.

Good for you and Rose Marie to create these scenes!

Olivia said...

Thanks, Leah, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And thank you so much for your support, xxoo, O

Olivia said...

Thanks, Rick, it feels that way, even though it is a turbulent time in some ways it is peaceful in others. Namaste and aloha, O

Kikipotamus said...

Your friend RM is so adorable. She looks like great fun to hang with. That's neat that you got out to the sand fest even though it's not usually your comfort zone. Oh, and the chickens! More chicken video! I wanted to see them peck at the seed.

Olivia said...

Okay, Kelly, you got it! I'll put up a chicken video soon :) xxoo, O