The tide still runs…

Gosh, getting the hang of the new WP editor is fun (not!!). Sometimes change for change’s sake, at other times because life flows in the unexpected.

A few months ago my phone rang on a Sunday morning and Dad said ‘We’re in trouble, can you come?’ My mum was lying in the back yard with a broken hip and wrist.

What flowed from that was a steep learning curve for all of us, with moments of loving grace, sharpness from ‘front line’ living, organisation, getting to grips with new social terminology, healing, care, the kindness of strangers and keeping the ship afloat. All bonded together with fear, resistance to change, quick decisions, prayers and love.

We’re several months down the road and a new routine has emerged. Mum is healing well (down to her indomitable spirit), Dad is less fearful yet poorly, support is in place and I have returned to my home, with regular visits back to flow care. Mum and I ‘sing from the same hymn sheet’ and cherish our teamwork. ❤

The tide still runs outside the house I call home as I pick up the threads of my life and business. Grateful for this peaceful space and treasured friends, who flow with unquestioning love and support.

As I go back into my clients’ homes I find myself asking the question ‘What do you need now?’ The answers have been varied and surprising. Two lovely souls needed help rediscovering the love of their homes, with each home as different as they are. We’ve had fun planning, exploring in local DIY stores and experimenting. The things we’ve purchased on-line have gifted the most fun. I found myself holding some beautiful dolphin decals yesterday , looking at my client and commenting ‘Gosh, maybe we ought to have checked the measurements!’ They are now leaping across her bathroom window and loo seat, raising smiles for all who need her bathroom.

It’s been a sign of discovery for me. ❤

54 Responses to “The tide still runs…”

  1. 1 Francina August 13, 2019 at 11:11 am

    I hope your mom is doing much better by now, lovely Jane. That must have been a scare. Take care of yourself as well. Love and hugs from across the creek. ❤️Xx

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  2. 5 thelonelyauthorblog June 17, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Life throws these unexpected wrenches at ua. I hope your mother continues to heal.
    Wish you and yours all the best.

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  3. 7 frederick anderson April 10, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Oh, Jane, when life bites! Luckily it seems you have inherited your mum’s indomitable spirit, but I know it must have been tough at times, and the mental fatigue is the worst – I know because I’ve been there. Your clients are lucky to have found you! Conciliatory hugs, then – summer isn’t far away!

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    • 8 Jane Sturgeon April 10, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      You hit the nail on the head with the mental fatigue Fred and the dismay at the impact on creativity. I am still trying to find my balance. Huge hugs and much appreciation to you, for your understanding and support. Xxx

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  4. 9 Clare Pooley April 6, 2019 at 12:52 am

    I am so glad you are getting your life and business back up and running again, Jane! What a long time to have been away from home xx My loving thoughts are with you as ever and hugs are on their way! xx ❤ ❤ xx

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  5. 13 Sue Dreamwalker April 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Wonderful to read your Mum is healing well Jane, and that both your spirits have emerged in tact and full of enthusiasm.. And that your Dad is doing ok also.
    Its wonderful to know that you are getting your own life back on track again and those Dolphins sound fantastic..
    I couldn’t resist that new wool, and started a Summer Jumper project.. 🙂

    Sending love and hugs your way Jane.. Have a great weekend..
    Love and Hugs.. ❤

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  6. 21 grandfathersky April 3, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Dearest Jane – So nice to see you had some time to share … and so good to know your healing arts are flowing all around you – more that you know, more than you see … Some say the tide is restless, I say it is simply ceaseless, for as long as the moon and the earth have been wrapped in each others arms, the waters have flowed in the rhythm of their dance, it flows through each or us, yet some feel and magnify its magic, as you do. May spring bring you soft petal flowers and days filled with light along your path – Much love – Peter


  7. 23 ianscyberspace April 3, 2019 at 12:50 am

    One of the most difficult things about adulthood is to watch parents slowly lose their strength as they age. Of course brittle bones is one of the problems facing one as they age. We tend to hold on to happy memories of childhood with both parents a source of strength and joy. So seeing them age creates sadness. Fortunately your parents are accepting of life as it is dealt out to them and you have the positivity to support their spirit as they grow older.


  8. 25 Nancy April 2, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Glad it’s getting back to normal if there is a normal. Two breaks … that’s scary. But the flow takes you through.

    I could not post an image widget with the new editor… they had to change me back to classic! Hurrah!


  9. 28 Jane Stansfeld April 2, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    As I am older (probably the age of your mother), I have had several friends fall and break precious bones. It seems to be one of the hazards of old age. I’ve fallen myself, but to date my personal angel has always been there in time to prevent anything worse than a bruise. I am glad that your Mum is recovering – it is hard as we get older and more infirm. Blessings to you and a hope that my angel inspires one to cross the pond and go your way.


  10. 30 kmolle April 2, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Wow – you must have been to h… and back again in that time. My thoughts are with you – I struggled with my mum in hospital last autumn, but did not have to worry about dad not coping at the same time. So top marks to you and all my love for being such a trooper.

    We are in SA at the moment – wandering down memory lanes for Paul in Durban, enjoying time out for me.

    Sending our love to you and yours!



  11. 32 dgkaye April 2, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Hello my lovely. I saw your pretty avatar on my blog and had wondered what happened to you as I haven’t seen your blog in some time. I was away on hiatus for the winter and happy to find you here, and also that your Mum is on the mend.
    I can’t help but wonder if WP is hiding you from me. ❤ Flowing hugs to you my magical friend. ❤ xxx


    • 33 Jane Sturgeon April 3, 2019 at 8:59 am

      My special unicorn buddy, it’s funny you mention that, because I had wondered the same. I comment and then WP does not show your replies. It’s happening on a few blogs I follow. It’s since they introduced the new editor I think. Things are so hectic, that I forget to follow up on comments I have made! Know that I hold you in my heart. ❤ xXx always ❤

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      • 34 dgkaye April 3, 2019 at 2:55 pm

        Aw, thank you sweet Jane. And yes, I hear many with problems with the new editor wreaking havoc with out blogs. I have kept the classic editor and will hope to do as long as I can get away with it. Nonetheless, I am here and know how to find you. Love and hugs to you my Lovely ❤ xoxo ❤

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  12. 35 John W. Howell April 2, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Sorry about your mum and dad and pray they continue to get stronger. The Dolphin decal story was precious.


    • 36 Jane Sturgeon April 3, 2019 at 8:57 am

      Thank you, John. you are kind. I hold your ‘blessings box’ post in my heart, as I would love to create something like that here. There was a day when things got very sharp indeed and I found myself thinking of the ‘blessings box’. It wouldn’t work out on the street here, but I thought about several places where it could work. Those thoughts rescued me that day. You never know what ‘sparks’ you sew John, but you most assuredly do. Your posts about your four legged family and their antics shine a pure light. Hugs xXx

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  13. 39 Al April 2, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Sounds like the perfect place to let the tide flow in to regenerate you after letting so much, love, care and affection flow out to your folks. Glad your mum is healing well. Enjoy your well deserved “you” time. Love from us both.


  14. 41 Writing to Freedom April 2, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Welcome back home to your heart and contributions Jane. I’m glad your mom is on the mend.


  15. 45 smzang April 2, 2019 at 2:57 pm


    I am so sorry to hear of your Mum’s injuries, and your Dad’s temporary decline, and yet this is a celebratory piece you have written. It is a falling and a getting up, bruised but
    wiser. That sums up ‘how to succeed in life’ imo. Each piece that you write is an invitation to enjoy life with you, and who could say no to that? Thank you for all that you
    share. Wishing many blessings to you and yours.



  16. 47 Jacqui Murray April 2, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    I do hope your Mum recovers quickly Two breaks! What a fall. I’m glad things are getting back to normal.


  17. 53 Jill Weatherholt April 2, 2019 at 11:13 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Mum, Jane. I do hope she’s doing better. It’s stressful worrying about our aging parents, isn’t it? ❤


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