Writing this, I am listening to a song on repeat. It came up on my playlist and threw me in to a maelstrom of emotions, and once again writing some random thoughts down seems to be the only thing that might help me make some sense of this frenzy of feelings. I have written before… Continue reading Let love conquer the darkness. Or at least give it a giant punch in the face.
A dear colleague has just this week seen her oldest daughter off to university in another city. Seeing it from her perspective, it’s been a tough time of letting go, trusting that they’ve done all they can as parents to raise a smart kid who will be just fine. And she will be, I have… Continue reading Young hearts and old friends
It’s been so long since I last wrote that I wasn’t sure I could remember how to log-in. But it’s the wee small hours and I can’t sleep and something is telling me the only way I’ll be able to nod off tonight is to get these thoughts and feelings down in whatever rambling form they… Continue reading On love and loss and family and heroes
We loved you before we knew you…even when there was just hope for you – we loved you. – Unknown Last week a new little man came into the extended CoT’s lives. We haven’t met him yet, but we’ve seen pictures and had updates. He’s handsome and sweet, and news of his arrival made Jo and… Continue reading Welcome, tiny person
As I write this, on a cold and windy Monday evening, a storm is on its way towards Auckland. It seems kind of fitting. My wonderful mom is right now sitting by the bedside of one of her dearest friends. This dear dear friend, a woman who has been in my life since a few… Continue reading May angels lead her in
So I have this friend. She’s currently living too far away for my liking, but I think of her often. They say people come in to your life for a reason, a season, or a life time. I’m pretty sure this one’s a lifer, but I also know there are some pretty significant reasons she’s in… Continue reading Five lessons learnt from one awesome friend
Kicking off this first post is proving rather more challenging than I’d anticipated. It probably has a lot to do with not having even the vaguest idea of where to begin. Perhaps a list would help? Everyone loves lists!