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I’m very happy I’ve hit my first milestone. It may not seem a lot, but to me it’s massive. Thank you to everyone who has followed and supported my blog especially Shamby who was my 100th follower. To celebrate I have updated my about page and replaced my awful picture with a more up to date awful picture. Now how to make it 1000…..

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God’s Gift

Lovely butterfly in the grass

Edging spindled legs barely seen

Through straw-colored blades

Flitting wings of two slowly…slowly

Taking her time this lovely butterfly

For one brief moment in all of this world

God’s gift to all below

Back and forth, up to down then down to up

Like magic

Brushing square tips of fresh cut lime

Lovely butterfly in the grass

Sunset colors of a summer’s day

Brushstrokes painted upon paper wings

Soon to soar towards warmth of sun

I shall wave a fond farewell

Towards a splash of gold within a sea if blue


Lovely butterfly once God’s gift to all below

Just living is not enough!

Beautiful words to make you smile…..


Photo Art source: tumbl

“Just living is not enough, said the butterfly …
One must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower to kiss…”

~ Hans Christian Andersen ~
Text source: Zura Shishani

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Starfish Throwers

Make a positive difference in the lives of others. Help your community by becoming a “Starfish Thrower”


It sounds like something small boys do while mum is looking the other way, but actually it’s something we all should do. Because throwing starfish matters. Throwing starfish makes a difference. Contrary to how it sounds throwing starfish is actually a good thing.

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Motherhood Bliss

The core of Chronic Conditions and Life Lessons which began nearly two years ago.  Edited and re-posted for you.

“Who Takes The Child By The Hand Takes The Mother By The Heart” An Old German Saying

The moment I became a mother my heart was no longer my own.  On that very first day and forever more it would beat for two, together with any children born to me afterward.  Thump, thump…..thump, thump…..thump, thump.

Minutes after birthing my first child, my husband took hold of our slippery newborn who soon grasped my forefinger with his own.  Exhausted from labor yet overwhelmed with wonder, I gazed at the tiny miracle held before me.

My baby boy was pronounced perfect with an apgar score of 10!  His pediatrician ordered the prerequisite blood samples which surely guaranteed a lifetime of health and happiness.  I remember wincing when the nurse pricked his heel.  His pain was my pain.  I cried when he cried.  Later, the doctor came by to tell me his blood sugar was a bit on the “low” side.  “No big deal, nothing to worry about,” the good doctor said.   A tiny drop of glucose was given via IV.  Barely a drip, no bigger than the head of a straight silver pin.    

If an angel dressed in heavenly white suddenly appeared presenting a painted portrait of my future as a mother living with Chronic Conditions, would it have made any difference? Would diabetes have made me love my son any less?  Would it have caused me to pause in any way or hesitate on any given day?  No, never, not in a million years!  My own angel lay swaddled in tiny bed of clear where the sight, smell and touch of him melted the whole of my body and soul.  He was perfect in every way. He would be in the future and forever to come.

*Even more so today.  Such a blessed life we live!  I love you, Jay.

“Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart”  An Old German Saying

antique mother & babe