Monday, August 20, 2012

These Moments

when dessert and an incredible cup of coffee are shared with a friend,
and you are able to connect about the simple things in life

when your baby girl, now 17, finally gets on the 
other side of heartache,
and is finally able to break free from
the bondage of the one
who hurt her

connecting unexpectedly with a blogger friend 
i've admired for over a year,
and sharing our stories
is about as sweet
as it gets

day trips with girlfriends, 
where you eat, laugh, and talk
and then repeat those steps all day long

the moment when you know Fall is coming,
and you can't wait to get back to baking

the moment, when after 18 years, 
you start to think about 
your dreams again

the moment when you know your heart
was meant to travel,
and you start thinking
about where your suitcase will 
rest next

the moment when everything around you is ok,
even if brief, you just know,
whether in death or birth,
 acceptance or rejection,
or in feast or fallow,
you just know.


Natalie said...

mmhmm. these are all good moments =)

his little lady said...

so beautiful! my suitcase is in the same need to travel! and i hope your little girl's heart continues to heal and open up for the right person who is coming her way!
xo TJ

ruthy ann said...

love this...and so sorry to hear about your daughters heartbreak :(

Glampire Victoria McEwan said...

Adore this.

BARBIE said...

This is so beautiful! Have a blessed week!

nakita said...

love this, so beautiful

Liv Lundelius said...

it's so wonderful to connect with other bloggers. happy to hear you made an inspiring friend.

Autumn said...

You have exciting times ahead as an almost empty nester...I can't imagine what that probably is like after 18 years!

Darling Companion said...

lovely :)

Lucia said...

I just found your blog and I think it is amazing.I will come again for sure If you want we could follow each other? Let me know on my blog if you would follow me and I will follow you immediately Have a great day honey

Gaby said...

i just love all of the photos you've chosen, and this post. it's beautiful x

Rissi said...

Wow! Lovely (lovely!) blog you have over here, Ginanorma. :-) Sweet post.

THANK you so much for all your feedback in the comments at my blog - I so appreciate them, and hope you continue to drop by. (Thanks also for the follow.) Natalie is so kind and a blogger who takes her posts seriously (a compliment to her!) - that is great to know that is how you found me! Thanks for sharing. :-)

vintage grey said...

What beautiful moments! I am so looking forward to fall, and baking pies sounds so lovely! Wishing you a blessed evening sweet friend! xo Heather

Kate said...

What a great list of moments! I'm looking forward to a lot of similar ones, myself ;)

trishie said...

Beautiful and inspiring post, esp that part about how about 18 years later, you are starting to think about your own dreams again.

Vic said...

ahhhhh.....i know how wonderfully beautiful you are:) this is just the sweetest post ever! I so wish i was that friend sitting with you with that coffee in our hands! i really need to make a bloggy meet up happen sooner rather than later! love you pretty, have a gorgeous week

Erica said...

Oh my gosh... I can't wait for fall. Bring on the sweater weather.

Sounds like you are having a lovely time...

Magical Day Dream said...

Once again such a beautiful post! You really are talented in writing :)



Michelle said...

Gina, this is beautiful!! I love it and it totally resonated with me. I hear you on the travel. Traveling is when I feel most alive and in my element. I'm dying to do more of it :)

Barb said...

All beautiful images to go with your beautiful writing. All the best to you and your dreams!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Such a lovely post!! Love the words about the suitcase and travelling especially.

Made me smile, thanks!

christina said...

love this!!! great photos!!!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

So beautiful...this is the stuff of life: The moments. :)

Happy seeing beautiful!


O yes, lovely moments that we keep us pressing on. p.s. Pop by my blog for a little surprise for you :)

trishie said...

Me again! Just letting you know I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog today for Sedwick Studios, hope you enter!

Caitlin C. said...

ADORE this. I want to go make myself some coffee now :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

Lovely blog! I saw you mentioned on Bikbik & Roro, and now am your newest follower!

Shelley said...


Such a beatiful post. I am so behind on blogging and even sometimes IG. Obviously I am horrible with email too. I am way better with texting. You seem to have such a dreamy life. I am so sorry that M got her heart broken. Painful. I am praying for her and I know that God has huge plans for her.

I love you

Julie Marie said...

beautiful. if i didnt have 3 little kids, id be traveling with you =)

hennymats said...

absolutely wonderful, dreamy, lovely and so true! haven't been reading blogs much lately but this is so inspiring and peaceful. love it!

Laura Nelson said...

i love this, love love this! :)

Grace said...

this is just beautiful. <3

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