Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A Gift From a Lovely Lady


A Gift From a Lovely Lady, originally uploaded by Mrs:B.

There is nothing more lovely than a Christmas present in January! Especially one so beautifully wrapped! The paper in delicious shades of caramel and chocolate, the golden satin ribbon adding luxury, embellished with an upcycled, thrifted earring, for the perfect touch of glamour! Everything about the wrapping of this gift, says this lady knows and loves me! It is an extension of the gift for me!

Thankyou, wonderful Devon! It was such a treat, on a morning that came bearing sad news.

A friend has died....

As a household we have been left feeling sadness, numbness, a staring/ distant sensation. But also I am palpably aware of solidity, the hardness of the floor under me, the feeling of little warm toddler bodies being carried to naps, the smell of cooking Seville oranges! Life. We are blessed with it! Hold on to solidity, realness....even if it is a damp, chilly winter realness. We are surrounded by gifts in January....aren't we?

x

14 comments:

Mollimoo said...

How sad, so sorry to hear of your loss! But very true words you have written! We must appreciate all of the little things, every day Xx

Anna Matthews said...

Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a friend.Makes you treasure you and yours x

cupcakesandbiscuits said...

Aach Mrs B, I'm sending you a cyber Rosemary Remembrance cake! Keep, keeping yer chin up.
Scottish hugs
Ali XX

Menopausal musing said...

Oh, Mrs B..... so very, very sorry to hear you have had such bad news. Thinking of you...x

LissyLou said...

sorry to hear about your loss Mrs B.
XX

MelMel said...

I'm so sad for you.....:>(
Losing someone close hurts and hurts.....
One thing I've had to learn the hard way since my Brother died, is make the most of each person you love as much as you possibly can....

Keep strong..xxxx

Little Bear Stories said...

So sorry Mrs B, I am thinking of you.
x x x

Yappy Dog said...

I am so sorry for your loss - you are so right, when we lose someone special, those around us become even more precious. Blessings to you and your family. Yappy

LissyLou said...
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charl said...

sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.. we lost a very old family friend in november andit really it really feels like you've been kicked in the heart doenst it..
does make you want to hold your babys very close doesnt it
charl
x

Devon said...

so sorry to hear that sad news. Sending you a big hug.Im glad it finally arrived. and hopefully in one piece or serveral pieces unbroken! Not that things can ever come close to replacing a person, i hope they bring you a bit of joy during this awful time. My heart and friendship is always with you. x x x

Taz said...

So sorry to hear that you have had to say a final goodbye to a dear friend (((hugs)))

maggie said...

thankyou lovely gorgeous daughter of mine.....we all need to value what we have so much more xxxxxxxx

SallyF said...

Oh love that's so sad. thank goodness for what we have here and now xx

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