Love and magic is in the air…

I love love, it’s complicated and simple, boring and exciting, planned and unpredicted. The perfect conflicting dance that is completely balanced.

It’s Valentines day in NZ tomorrow. I have prepped my gifts for my 4 kids, a simple card, some chocolate and some heart confetti. I am excited to remind them how much they are loved.

My 17 year old just shared what she is planning to gift her boyfriend…super sweet messages of encouragement and care with some simple gifts. I love the connection they have, their friendship and their journey in faith.

My 20 year old is loved and cherished by her boyfriend, he is away tomorrow, and she has chosen to spend Valentines day with our youngest..dinner date.. Special moments shared by siblings.

Love is just so beautiful, our connection with others, as family, friends, or lovers… we are so blessed. Simple actions of caring, encouragement, motivation…worth celebrating.

My Valentines wishes would be some hugs shared, some happy and loved kids, and maybe some romantic kisses.

Happy Valentines to all xx

Write me a song

Write me a song for every moon
Of lust and love and friendship
Lyrics of sweet shared conversations
Moments shared but possibly gone soon

Write me a song for every star
To hold on to the sweet memories
Of stargazing and sweet kisses shared
Tender touches and stares from afar

Write me a song for every sun
Abundant moments of laughter
Feelings of belonging and care
Like a flower in bloom love begun

Write me the sweetest song
Hold me close and don’t let go
Whisper sweet nothings in my ear
For I won’t be here for long

Write me a song to soothe my pain
Remind me of all that is good and kind
Tell me why life is beautiful
And explain why holding on is not in vain

Write me a sweet song of remebering
Of all that we shared in a lifetime
Kisses and whispers of tenderness
As to forever sleep I am surrendering

I’ll write you a song from heaven above
The sweetest melody you will ever hear
Filled with all the missed moments
Filled with all of me and all my love

Find your Fire

My two year work anniversary has come and gone. It could as well be a lifetime for my personality. I thought I might celebrate, but due to a few moving pieces on the day, it was best left as a silent celebration. I always reflect back (too much) and review… assess… and change. I firmly believe in the phrase, you can’t expect different results if you keep doing the same thing. You have to keep taking steps forward, you have to evolve, you have to challenge your limits, you have to seek adventure.

In a conversation I had over the weekend with my I-will-conquer-and-save-the-planet-daughter, she asked me…”but Mommy, does it spark joy?” A little ‘Marie Kondo’, but it did get me thinking. Life is too short to waste, too short to wait. Time is valuable, every minute counts.

Go out and do what you love, immerse yourself in whatever inspires you. Feed your sole. Have those conversations you are putting off. Read poetry, listen to the music that makes you dance. Kiss that boy, buy that dress.

All we have is now, so we should make sure it sparks joy, or move to something that does.

Blessed

I had some ‘me’ time this evening, prepping our office for a big project about to go live,with the words of the songs I love blasting into my ears, drowning out the outside world.

Sometimes it is so soothing finding yourself all alone with nothing but your thoughts.

It’s been a busy few weeks… in the last week my husband and I received worrying news about our parents and on top of that we have a house full of sick kids.

On top of that, I have been catching up with so many people from my team at work to make sure they are all settled and ready as we all stand on the precipice of change. As I drove home tonight I felt emotionally drained. It’s been a lot of giving, supporting, making jokes, asking questions, assisting.

Then I have the other half of my team, not involved in the project, but so important to me. Had some exciting news, discussions on life, pregnancy, building a transformer 😊, brainstorming, planning, eating lollies, my opinion asked, walk-me-through-this discussions, celebrations of personal achievements, help-me/us discussions…

And finally, my non team colleagues…catch ups, brainstorms,new ideas, yes-please chats and planning for the year talks.

As I mulled over the activities of the week (2 days in), one thought came to mind…I wouldn’t change it for the world. I have so many amazing team members putting in heaps of effort.

I am surrounded by strong, dedicated, amazing people.

Feeling so blessed to have them etch their footprints on my life.