Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wonderful September Weekend

What a beautiful warm fall weekend. Jo and Greg, Erica and Ryan, mom and dad and of course all our gorgeous children enjoyed a family meal Friday night. The deck table was set with candles and freshly fallen leaves. The food warm curry on rice, flatbread and chai tea. And so much good fortune celebrated.

Its funny how sometimes happenings take us by surprise and we are not immediately grateful but looking back it is very clearly a blessing.

the warm breeze in conversation,
colour lush leaf of laughter,
curried stew swirled in candle light,
blessed we are unknowing.

A small hint of the future,
sparks lit not yet ignited,
we know the fire will alter,
all forest grown in nuture.

The smoldering remains,
fertile soil,
seeds barren and waiting,
for a new start.

But the spark for now remains,
only a spark among the flames,
swirled daringly in crisp fallen leaves,
not yet a flame consuming trees,
blessed in here and now,
blessed after exchanged vow.

This is how I feel upon reflection of our warm family dinner party. I feel blessed to have been altogether laughing, eating, being... Yet there was a small voice that whispered "remember this night, for things are about to change." I feel hopeful for Erica and Ryan as they move closer to the day they will be married.

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