Posts Tagged 'bonds'

The wind beneath our wings…

I saw an oldie but goodie this morning and it made me chuckle. Thank you, Debby and Sally. ❤

Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly, on a broomstick. We’re flexible like that!

Yesterday I played hookey and went with lovely friends to visit a wonderful converted old mill in Flintshire, North Wales, where all the stone buildings are filled with yarn, fabrics and craft supplies. There is also a restaurant selling yummy homemade food on-site, which will not come as a surprise to any of you.

The day was filled with support for each other while we chose the things we needed for future projects, bounced ideas around and at times were bent double with laughter. Plus, there was a sale on, so the bargains we found were a bonus.

Welsh rarebit for lunch added to the wind beneath our wings.

We ended the day sharing coffee and lemon drizzle cake back home in the conservatory of a clever lady who creates animals from her imagination that make you go ‘Ohhh, will you look at that!’ Her lovely buddy sparkled as she talked about the things they used to make together and it was obvious how these two souls have been the wind under each other’s wings for many years.

Today I had a tricky situation that flowed through my morning. Before I would have gone quiet, internalised it, hashed it about, stewed on it and made myself feel thoroughly ‘Yuk’. The re-vamped me reached out to my buddies and they flowed their wind under my wings. I managed to maintain a calm exterior, stop anything inciteful from leaving my mouth, handled it and stayed in my space of grace. The soul with a tendency to dramatic wind then passed on through and all settled back down again, without upset.

My Granny used to say that the older you get the more important your girl friends are and those are wise words.

Thank you girls for being the wind beneath my wings. ❤

Brotherly love…..

Tom and Jasper with love

My brother sent this picture of his two youngest sons Tom and Jasper, and with his blessing I am sharing it here.

I was seven and my sister five when our baby brother joined us. Mum says that I was delighted that her and Dad had brought a real, live dolly into our home.

I loved him from the first second and our bond has always been a strong one. Jon and I have a loving understanding that goes beyond words and although there have been years when we have been thousands of miles apart, our loving song never falters. His wisdom has caught me on a fair few occasions and our loving honesty and support for each other has been a constant grace.

Jon and Jojo are very creative and engaging parents and both boys have been articulate from a young age. Tom called on his recent birthday and we were having a lovely chat about his presents. Mid-stream he was telling me about some Doctor Who collectables he had been given and Jasper piped up in the background. Tom with practised wisdom passed the phone over to his younger brother and this is what followed…..

Jasper ‘Hello Jane, they are rreeeeeaaalllly scary’
Me ‘What’s scary Darling’
Jasper ‘Tom’s presents, they are rreeeeaaalllly scary’
Me ‘Are they? Which one’s Darling?’
Jasper ‘The Daleks, they are rreeeeeeaaalllly, rreeeeeaaalllly scary’

He handed the phone back to his brother muttering how rreeeeeaaallly scary they were.

Tom and I were giggling so hard it was tricky to finish the call properly. With luck, and some planning, I will get a pet care/house sit on The Isle of Wight so I can see and cuddle them all.

These two little boys are having a wonderful upbringing surrounded by love from all the generations and family ties. Our wish for them is to always have the special bond they share, as the love of my brother is a precious gift for me.



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