Well, yes, it has been a year since I have blogged here. I have been terribly lazy, finding the simplicity of Instagram far less time consuming to my daily life and so by default that is where I have lived online for the past year. I hope to come back and re-inhabit this space, as I miss my blogger friends. What brings me back to this space? The joy of Pascha!!! Holy Week was a time of intense joy within our house, and as always, Holy Saturday has become a day that I cannot live without. But my joy continues with the realization that the Holy Fire of Jerusalem has made its way to our North American shores, and I am excited to participate in transporting and spreading the fire to the surrounding areas. If you want to receive the Holy Fire, go here and enter your information and you can help to spread it across the continent!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
I am so very proud of who he is and excited to see what path he chooses in the coming years. At the same time, how very much it hurts to see him begin to stretch out his wings in preparation to fly this nest, 'because being a mother is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body' (Elizabeth Stone)
This photo is from his birthday last year, with Fr. Gordon, with whom he shared both a middle name and birthday. It is the last photo I have of them together, and Fr. Gordon's last birthday on this side of eternity. Memory eternal, and many years to my not so little boy!