Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

May 31, 2008


There are so many unpleasant moments in anyone's life. The way my mind works, I tend to remember them a lot more easily than the good ones. That's one reason I write what I do here. I want a record of the best moments so that they will fill more of my head than the bad ones. Here are a couple of my recent ones that I don't want to forget:

1. This came a little before Mother's Day (someone up there knows I like to celebrate early and often): I was reading a gorgeously illustrated children's book (it was a Toot and Puddle book by Holly Hobbie) with delicious watercolors to the girls on a sunny afternoon. Maya and Teresa were peacefully cuddled up on either side of me and Georgia was sitting on the back of the couch, french braiding my hair. We were just a big pile of girl.

2. This one came today right after I decided that what I wanted for my upcoming birthday was beauty to suround me in some way. I walked into my bedroom after I had just cleaned it and finished praying. There I saw a clean room (rare in my house) with my favorite pictures on the walls and a perfect spring light making it look all buttery in there. The curtains were moving just a little with a gentle breeze and it was really quiet because Billy took all the girls to a birthday party for Mariah. Taken all together, it was beauty and peace. It was a birthday wish granted with a message from my spirit: You want beauty? Just look around you. It's everywhere.

Posted by Bahiyyih at May 31, 2008 03:58 PM

Thank you, Bahiyyih. I've been struggling with the negative thoughts overtaking me these past few days and it's nice to be reminded that that's a natural thing that everyone deals with. AND, it's nice to be able to share in two of your beautiful moments.

Posted by: Heather at May 31, 2008 06:58 PM

I'm glad this helped you. It helped me too.

Posted by: bahiyyih at May 31, 2008 07:08 PM