You may have noticed by now that Making Honey is having a rest. I just can't keep up with two blogs, a website, full-time work at the shop and being the mum I want to be as well. But do please come over to the Story Tree at Honeybee and join me there. I have moved my lovely felted banner over there too.
Today we are featuring the first of our articles from Amber at Mama Moontime on the Twelve Blessings of Childhood.
And in the next few weeks we will be sharing ideas for a peaceful Advent...
In 2 weeks my first little baby will be 12! Yes, it might be a cliche, but it honestly seems like yesterday I was holding her as a little baby in my arms. Still the same blue eyes and sweet and honest soul! With Mother's Day to share on Sunday and her birthday the week after I am quietly counting the many blessings of being a mother, and still remembering to cherish every day, every moment....
And today we transformed our seasonal table for Palm Sunday. Making these sacred spaces in our home has brought us so many special times together, we have been doing this for 10 years now and we all look forward to it so much...whatever your own traditions are, it's nourishing for the soul.
Everyone who knows me well, knows this is my favourite time of year. Somehow the turning of leaves, the gentleness of the light, reflects the sacredness of this time.
Thank you to the beautiful BHPS teachers who performed this play against the backdrop of the dawn light on Friday - it was truly moving, and a beautiful way to move into Easter. The children sat transfixed and we all enjoyed a feast of hot cross buns for breakfast afterwards.
Some years ago I had the privilege of holidaying in Western Samoa. It was by far the friendliest place I have ever visited. I attended a church service one Sunday morning and was touched by the beauty of the singing and the open-heartedness of the people. I was instantly befriended by a young woman, taken to her father's home, bought food, and welcomed with open arms in her village. A few days later, this same young woman took me to a waterfall, where we slid down the rocks together into the pool below. Her smile was as wide as the sky.
My prayers, thoughts and love go out to this young woman and her family and all the Samoan people there who have been affected by the Tsunami today. I hope their amazing sense of faith and spirit, and their abundant love gives them much strength. And may their enormous generosity be returned to them now in their time of need.
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, - One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do If bees are few. His labor is a chant, His idleness a tune; Oh, for a bee’s experience Of clovers and of noon! Emily Dickinson.
Welcome to a glimpse of our own small patch of clover - a family enjoying Steiner education, exploring our big, wide beautiful land, loving friendships and family, raising backyard hens, musing on life and spirit, running a magical toy shop, and celebrating each day. This is how we find inspiration - the joy of being...