I’m feeling the pressing need to slow down in May, to sink deep into my roots for strength, to stop and notice beauty everywhere.
May 1 has always been a precious day for me, posies of buttercups, memories I hold with my sister, and the reminders we share to this day.  I want to cherish this day, as May seems to gallop into June and the rest of the summer.  I could live in May for months….

I’ve written this blog for over 10 years now, it has been a good rhythm for me, a discipline each week. But as my focus is on my aging dad, I feel the need to change focus, so I’ll change from weekly to monthly. I need to remind myself it is ok to let go, and to adapt with what is changing in my life.

Letting go has been the theme of the last few weeks, perhaps the last year.  It is important to remember the what is really valuable, our faith, our love for one another, the cherished memories are ours to keep. And in the meantime, every day, every moment is a gift to be cherished and to give thanks for.

So I will celebrate in May, delight in each new flower, use my mother’s old china for everyday meals, enjoy those precious conversations with my dad while I can.  There are grandson’s birthdays to celebrate and trips to plan.  But every day, a reminder to breathe deeply, to slow down and give thanks.

Spring flowers

Spring flowers

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