Although this is something that happens frequently, I am still surprised by the way that life will organise itself to fully celebrate the sabbaths. This weekend the brilliant weather led us to glory in the rise of the sun king, Bel shone down on us and we turned our faces to him in gratitude for the Earth’s abundance. Today we shared our land with lovely friends, walking the trail that Stephen had mowed and enjoying the freedom our children had to run and share their joy with one another.
I think it is the secret fear of many of us that our children will never be loved by others as much as they deserve, as much as we love them. So to see my children being held in high regard by others, adults and children, warms my heart. To meet another child who embraces life with the same gusto, passion, openness of heart and spirit is uplifting to me. To listen to them planning their future, the horses, the dogs, the children helps me to know that there are others now and will be in the future, who love my boys. Who can see the light that shines in them as I do.
So if there is a wish that sings eternally in my heart, both on the solstice and for always, it is that they will be truly loved throughout their lives. As I love them.