Friday, May 6, 2016
Who Am I?
Daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, wife, cousin, niece, sister-in-law, friend, Christian, Zen, seeker...
writer, poet, reader, diarist, giver, lover, book reviewer, book collector, collage artist, jewelry maker, doll maker, crafter, crocheter, nature photographer, gardener, Moonchild, doll collector, artist, cook, baker, herbalist, seamstress, quilter, bird watcher, Hummingbird caretaker, music lover, tarot reader, I Ching student, rune reader, dream interpreter, tree planter, cat-rescuer, homemaker, notary public, bookkeeper, legal secretary, blogger...and more, so much, much more... I've spent all my life learning and growing. I've taught myself 90% of the things I know: the arts, crafts, gardening, photography, etc. through reading books and trial and error. A new friend recently said to me about gardening: you must be a Ninja to garden because you'll kill more plants than you grow. I knew this from my own accidental Ninja kills, but I loved the way she worded it. Many people give up after the first few plants don't sprout or bloom or are eaten by bugs. Never give up! Gardening is a metaphor for all of life...
Being a Mother has been the most rewarding, challenging, exciting, frustrating, creative thing I've ever done. I have no regrets about the sacrifices I made to raise my children. Mothers must put their children first...they didn't ask to come here, we brought them...we chose to give them life... They are our own beating hearts... Being a grandmother is the second most rewarding thing on earth. Grandchildren are our future...they are life begatting life...and the epitome of joy.
Life is not about merely standing still (although there is a time to stand still), but about growing, experiencing, discovering, laughing at yourself, forgiving yourself, loving with all your heart and soul and being broken...then picking up the pieces and carrying on. An old proverb says, "Fall seven times; stand up eight." It's my motto along with, "This, too, shall pass."
Wishing all you mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day!! xo, Marion
My baby Moonflowers...just starting to vine
Gerbera Daisies, revived with organic sea kelp, a super fertilizer.