Thursday Treats

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Mister and I spent a week in Fiji to celebrate the wedding of his niece and enjoy the beauty of the tropical island.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Nadi at The Natadola Beach Resort.  We were blown away with the generosity of the locals and the staff of the resort.  The wedding ceremony and reception was held at The Intercontinental Resort Fiji Resort & Spa.

I felt absolutely privileged to attend such a breathtakingly beautiful wedding.  Being with Mister’s family made our time in Fiji even more special as we shared many laughs and made great memories.  The experience was completely surreal, with the chapel only meters away from the ocean.  The bride looked stunning in her Jane Yeh wedding gown adorned with French lace and her father looked so happy to give his daughter away to such a deserving groom.  The reception was divine with a beautiful ocean background, and wonderful local entertainment of traditional dances.  The most captivating wedding I have had the pleasure of attending.

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I have finally completed my first Children’s story featuring my nephew Elijah who will be celebrating his 1st birthday next month.  All I need now is an illustrator to bring the character and scenes to life.

Today marks the start of a new journey.  I will start taking care of myself, my body and my mind.  I have spent so much time and effort focusing on the insignificant and I admit that I have neglected my health.  My desire to have a family has made me think of how serious I need to be about this journey.  I know that I cannot do it alone but I know that I have a supportive family who will help me on my way.

 As quoted by Confucius, “A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

My grandfather recently passed away.  I spent three days in Samoa to attend his funeral.  It was such a humbling experience to be in the core of Samoan traditional practices.  My heart was heavy as I saw how much my mother was mourning over her dad’s passing.  It made me think of the people I love in my life.

All that I have ever wanted is to see my family and partner happy.  I think of all that I want to celebrate and achieve in life and then I realise that my grandfather won’t be there.  I realise the significance of a mother and father’s presence in the important events of my life.  To have my father walk me down the aisle.  To have my mother be with me as I give birth to my first child.  To have my family read my first book.  Too often we take for granted those we love.

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A bit bold, but this is a feature wall I painted about two months ago that I thought I would share.  The paint only cost me $20 for 10 Litres.  I love it.

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A few of my favourite people.  My sister, cousin and aunt.  We were heading out to dinner at Spices Thai.  Great food, atmosphere and beautiful company.

Check out the Thursday Treats category for more treats.

Love & Laughter,
Curly Miri

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Crying Into Her Clothes

As a child I remember my mother in so much desolation, sitting on her bed and tears streaming down her face.

I recall her being unable to move from her bed and reaching for a shirt, the closest object for her to conceal her sobbing.  

As a child I never understood what it was to be in despair or to cry with a broken heart.  As an adult I can now comprehend the hurt.  Suffering from our own battles is not an easy journey.  I yearn to be a mother.  I want to wake each morning and not be washed over by a numbing sense of loss. 

It is time for me to let go and accept that maybe all that I desire is not a part of the plan.  Instead I can only continue to be grateful for the beautiful life that I have.

For now, I sit here and I cry as my mother did.  Into her clothes.