Monday, 12 October 2009


The title for my blog (itself a product of Crafting Catherine's goading...) came about because Prince Charming had taken fabulous pictures of our strawberry patch just after he'd watered it one day this summer. The tear drops of water clinging precariously to the tips of the fruit made us laugh, and the title was thus instantly there when Catherine demanded one!

I hadn't deliberately wanted to sum up our existence in this house- a little family lurching fron one crisis to another, whether the crisis be mundane or really quite distressing. The allegory of strawberries and suns both came gradually, but made me smile as well.

And that's about as far as my philosophy goes these days, smiling as much as life allows, or maybe smiling in affirmation of the precious, fragile beauty of it all. So here's a fortnight-late thanks offering, covering Mattman's hospital admission and discharge during the last week, as well as the painful loss of Carole Beattie. Whose parents will always make me smile.

holy experience

31. A well-recovered Mattman
32. The smiling bubbling phenomenon that was Carole Beattie
33. The wisdom worship that is Prince Charming
34. The gorgeous feast of Autumn this year
35. A journey home that takes you along the Lough
36. Piano lessons with Rowan!
37. A little house in the Mournes to look forward to at Hallowe'en
38. A car that is nearly ready for its MOT (today..)
39. Mothers' Union tonight
40. The sound of PC coming back in through the front door


Catherine said...

Sniff! Sniff! Bit lachrymose here now!

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

a beautiful title to your blog...
a beautiful soul giving thanks...
Thank you for the warm invitation to join you!

All's grace,

Catherine said...

Found this Advent might find it very useful. I may use it for the Jesse Tree. I quite like the idea of making a proper one though and not one with pictures.

Raisingarrows said...

Ahhhh, what a lovely and rich name. {{HUGS}}
Amy @ Raising Arrows