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Old lady tea party

The first thing we did after breakfast this morning was to head to Murchies for our tea stash. I find it hilarious that the kids get as excited about tea as I do, I learned from my parents, and anyone who knows grandma knows she was all about tea

Because I’m me, I had to push the button on the old lady tea party and we watched them “visit” and “drink tea”. It was quite amusing.

It’s so nice to see flowers and the ocean. I always feel like a part of my soul lives here.

My flower girl

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Notre Dame

It was heartbreaking to see the fire engulf the cathedral. It’s horrifying at any time, but right before Easter to have this happen seems like an even greater tragedy.

One thing I am noticing as the day goes on however is that my Facebook feed has changed. It started with photos of fire and people expressing their shock

But it changed as the hours went by. I started noticing photos being put up of my Facebook friends at Notre Dame. Memories were being shared as people described their trip to the cathedral, expressing their wonder at the structure and at the art inside of it

It seems so often in tragedy people find their light. Since the only choices are fear or love, I am delighted to see how often people are choosing love

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Early morning quiet

As it’s getting lighter earlier I’m finding I’m waking up earlier again. I’ve been using the time to do some quiet meditation and reading. It feels like it’s healing balance and ground me better for the day.

On thé way home from my school drop off I had to stop by the slough and enjoy the quiet of the swans for a couple of minutes. There is peace in the silence

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Can you believe this is our life?

We did a fantastic evening walk with the doggies along the ridge. It was a bit windy, but incredibly beautiful.

On the way back the boy stopped, waved his arms towards the mountains and said can you believe this is our life? I mean seriously the only thing I miss about our old life was the good wifi. Now here we are, it’s so beautiful, and we are surrounded by family. People who actually care that we exist.

I’m so grateful our life path brought us back here

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Till the cows come home

The heifers were moved into the field near our place today, which means soon there will be babies, which means soon it will be spring. Real spring, not calendar spring. The two are quite different events in Alberta.

Seeing a newborn calf stand for the first time, run, jump, play, fills me with such hope and promise for new life.

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Girls just want to talk

The girl had her long time friend over last night. This friend hasn’t been over in a while since they now go to different schools.

They hung out like no time had passed, their friendship stands the test of time. What surprised me was how this friend sat down with me and spent about an hour catching me up on her life.

It amazes me how much these girls want to talk to me. I consider it quite a privilege, but also it strikes me how very important it is to make time to talk and listen to these teens.

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