It occurred to me today just how quickly I am running out of numbers before I hit 30. It also occurred to me that this list does not include God. Ben. Jakob. Ella. or Soren…remember him?
|For those of you that have joined me post-move to Cambridge, we have a dog.
His name is Soren and he is living with friends back in Canada for the year.
Believe it or not, I really miss him…I don’t miss his hair, in fact, we bought this shag, yeah, that’s right I just said shag, carpet from IKEA which put off as much fuzz as our little puppy. The carpet has since been put in the bin (British for Garbage), the fuzz still remains.
The reason that they are not included is because they are deep eternal Loves. The things listed are simply superficial indulgences for this temporal world only.
In celebration of my 30th birthday, I am sharing with you 30 Loves. In 30 years I think I have a fairly good understanding of who I am, what inspires me and what I love. And when you love something, you want to share it with the world so that they can love it too…kind of like the love of God. Think of it as your goodie bag!
22. White Hydrangeas I have always loved white flowers. They are clean, fit any occasion and any room. My apartment (back when I spent money on flowers weekly) was always filled with white snapdragons, tulips, roses or hydrangeas….
23. Lilly Point I thought this might be a little redundant but Ben insisted that I include it. Why? Because it is a part of who I am. More accessible than Tofino, Lilly point is just across the boarder, not 3 kms from where I grew up in a town called Point Roberts, which belongs to Washington state. It is an untouched morsel of land that is relatively unknown. I have had many picnics there with friends and alone, it is where God and I have intimate, face to face, grapplings. It also shares not only my favourite view of Mt. Baker but the end of the world as well.
|This is the view from where I grew up, Lilly point is just around the corner…literally.|
|The view from the point, one early morning last summer.|
24. Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt movement. She passed away last fall and it was a tragic loss for Africa. In her memoirs,Unbowed I learned of how she supported and empowered the women of Africa to improve their living conditions through the proper management of natural resources. She stood for equity, justice and sustainability. An amazing woman!
25. Jigsaw Puzzles They are my kryptonite. The one distraction in the world that can make me stop dead in my tracks until every piece has a place….
26. The Handmaid’s Tale and anything else by Margret Atwood. It’s not just because she is Canadian or because she has awe-some hair, but because she writes about ideas and societies through captivating plot lines.
27. Green and Blacks 70% Dark Chocolate It’s confession time…I order one of these in my grocery box every week and I nurse it every evening after the kids are asleep. Tonight, because Valentine’s was this week and my husband actually got me chocolates (understand this NEVER happens [on valentines]) I have an unusual amount left and my new bar will arrive tomorrow. Better get nibblin’
Tomorrow is my birthday. Wow. Time flies and this year has been jam-packed. Good time, hard times, times when I didn’t think I was going to make it. But here I am. I can’t wait to share just some of it with you….tomorrow. Until then, what are some of your loves?
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