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A Mother’s Love : Birthday Letter on Kitty’s 6th Birthday

My little girl celebrated her 7th Birthday at school today. Waldorf schools have a special birthday circle celebration for each child on his or her birthday but as Kitty turned 7 while we were in South Africa, today was her special day. The birthday girl sits on the special birthday chair at the head ofIf you want to read more…click here

A Family Wedding.

Thank you all so much for the love and happiness so many of you sent me over the past few weeks. My brothers wedding was beautiful beyond imagination. It was a coming together of two very special people, celebrated with everyone they hold dear, in a family setting of amazing beauty. James and Michele wereIf you want to read more…click here

We are a whirlwind.

This is one of my favorite family photographs. It was taken on our last trip to South Africa for Christmas 2007. In the photo we are at the seaside town of Kromme, where I spent most of my childhood summers. Teddy was 7 months old… Kitty turned 4 when we were there. I remember thisIf you want to read more…click here


I must record this story of Teddy’s. It is one of those little family anecdotes that you think is so precious you’ll never forget it. Yet, when I try to remember something similar that Kitty did, all I get is a hazy fog of memories just beyond my grasp. The whisper of time soon becomesIf you want to read more…click here

Running the Waves.

We have a beach that we go to that we call our ‘Bad Weather Beach’. When the sky is overcast or windy, we know that this is the best place to be. The surf is rough, with crashing waves and lots of wonderful treasures wash up on the golden sand. We find driftwood, shells andIf you want to read more…click here

Brave Men and Women.

Today is Memorial Day and I send a special ‘Thank You’ out into the universe to all of the brave people who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy today. I especially want to remember my two grandfathers and A Good Man’s dad who all fought in the 2nd World War. They left behind theirIf you want to read more…click here

Free Spirits.

To my dear K and T, These two beautiful people are your grandparents. This photo was taken long before you two were born… even before your dad and I were born… all four of us were just twinkles in the sky on the day this photo was taken. They are not dressed in fancy dress,If you want to read more…click here