Wednesday, March 10, 2010

H is for ...

Photos are from our walk on Monday

Home … it’s where my Heart is …


Hayley … where ever she is … it’s my Home … I am so lucky to have been blessed with Her as my one & only child … not a moment goes by that I’m not grateful for her in my life.

My Hayley

Haywire … the name given to my daughter by Grandpa … It was given after a “terrible two’s” episode …


Honey … our 4 legged mistfit furball … we got her when she was almost a year old … truly a misfit … a kennel dog, untrained, never socialized … and yet she just suits us to a T!

Hayley and Honey on one of the three tiny bridges along the path we walk


Heart Emotionally ~ I have one … sometimes it’s been two big … sometimes its been two small but lately its been very balanced. Physically ~ I am trying to be better to my heart … trying to limit fats, eat more fruit & veggies and my Hayley has been taking me out for long walks, Helping me look after my Health and my Heart


Heaven …. Technically it is still winter but it’s spring here … It’s been spring for a while … Since late February when we got that sunny warm streak during the Olympics … and it was beautiful … the skies where blue and warm and the earth started to send forth her blossoms … crocuses in late January, then daffs, then the cherry trees started coming out … most are in full bloom now and it’s only the beginning of March. And it’s the cherry blossoms that make me think of heaven … it’s the softness, it’s looking up … up towards the sky through the blossoms … when the sun makes me squint a bit so my depth of vision changes and the blossoms start to blend into each other and look like soft, pale pink clouds … and this is when I begin to wonder if this … this beautiful vision … under the perfect sky … if this is what heaven is like. Is it like this little bit of perfection in the earth & sky & air … this feeling of warmth mixed with cool crisp little licks of wind that taste my ears and my eyes and blow my hair … because when I am truly in these moments … as one with these surroundings, that life is so perfect I can only equate a state of nirvana … of heaven ….

Cherry Blossoms on a street by the path

Happy … I am … much more often than not :)


Someone made a tiny Inukshuk on top of a stump



I am playing Alphabe-Thursday with Jenny Matlock … for other Great "G" words; check out the McLinky links on her blog.

35 comments:

Red Couch Recipes said...

You have a lot of "H" in your life. Loved the picture of cherry blossoms. Here in Utah we are still in the dead of winter. Joni

mrs. c said...

I really like the way your post is almost like a journal write...jotting down ideas and thoughts, thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

What a nice letter "H" you have share.. I am so happy to have a home too.

Steph said...

Your H words are so from the heart. All very precious. I know what you mean about Cherry Blossoms and spring breezes.

Rita said...

What a lovely tribute to your daughter.

From someone who also only has one child --- a daughter.

How would we ever live without them.

My name is PJ. said...

Heartfelt H's.....handily done!!!

5thsister said...

nicely done! I can tell that Hayley and Honey are the loves of your life!

Julie Schuler said...

Very sweet Hs!

Mumsy said...

Oh what marvelous H post! Each part in this post touches me with love, and appreciation. All the photos are gorgeous to go with them too.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Hayley looks great!

hugs
shakira

Viki said...

Love all your H words especially your daughter and dog. Love the cherry blossoms too. I can't wait until we get any kind of blossoms around here LOL.

The Muse said...

H :)
Happiness...that is truly what i felt here. What a smile, how pretty she is...you cannot fake joy on a face...she surely does feel loved and special (as all our children should).

Love her hat!

Happy H day!

Izzy said...

Wonderful "H" words :) ((hugs))

MrsJenB said...

What a lot of H's! With all the wonderful things you have in your life, I guess it's hard to not be happy...more often that not. :-)

laterg8r said...

hayley and honey definitely equal happiness :D

Catherine said...

What lovely H's you have! :)
Cherry blossoms...beautiful!
Blessings,
Catherine :)

jeff campbell said...

Such a wonderful post...Thank you for your gracious comments about my haiku post and for taking the time to write your own...sooo nice:-)

Amy said...

What a lovely 'H' post! So glad you have so much to be thankful for!

Riet said...

What a lovely H post. Lovely daughter you have.

Debbie said...

You sure had your H's down this week!~ Thanks for stopping by my Hef post:)~

Nora Johnson said...

Hi Jo, thanks for stopping by gain! What a wonderful lot of 'H' in those great pics especially of Hayley & Honey!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday and look forward to *seeing* you again!

XOXO LOLA:)

Kathy said...

Great "H" words Jo. I always enjoy reading your posts. You have such a beautiful way of writing and a great outlook on life. ((Hugs))

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

A very nice selection of H words. Very nice photographs too.

lissa said...

all lovely "H" words and I think I would title this post, things that make me happy, in a way

thanks for your visit

Amanda said...

Nice H post. Full of really good things. It's always fun to visit your blog!

Jenny said...

What a heartfelt, harmonious blendings of H blessings!

Your daughter is lovely!

I really enjoyed this visit!

A+

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Vicki said...

Haley, Home, Heart and Happy...what more could ya want, huh...
Great post!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love that grandpa gave her the nickname Haywire...that is so funny...spring sounds like heaven to me right now! happy h day!

Short and Sweet said...

Your "H" post is so clever and entertaining. I really enjoyed it and thank you for sharing.

Jacque said...

Good Morning Jo,

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company. I adore your "H" post--your daughter is truly a wonderful blessing! She is a real cutie!!

I was too innocent to be afraid of Howdy Doody, so a talking doll didn't scare me. NOW, Chuckie--he can take his knife and go play elsewhere!! LOL

Have a great weekend!

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful post Jo. I love the picture of Hayley and Honey - is there anything more special than that bond? The cherry blossoms are so pretty, our flowering trees here are starting to bloom and it sure lifts the spirits! Kathy

mub said...

I love Hayley's hat!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A very "H"appy H" post. "H"ow perfect that you are able to share your sweet "H"ayley on this one :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
(Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comment :o) I am "H"appy also that you enjoyed the artwork that I do... Please come back again, any time. and I'd be "H"onored if you keep me in mind for any possible gift ideas.)

Brenda said...

Wonderful post. I do not think you could have picked any other H's to enter in this weeks post. A daughter and a loved pet, perfect.