Thursday, July 8

All that matters to the heart, is how we love. . .

Fields of freshly cut hay bathed in sunlight, the overwhelming scent of honeysuckle and that uncanny quietness when, knowing it's high summer, the early morning prefers to gently unfurl rather than arrive in a fanfare of activity.
Cuppa in hand, boots on, stable to muck out.
Switch the radio on.
Beth Nielsen Chapman. How We Love.

Life has taught me this
Every day is new
And if anything is true
All that matters when we're through
Is how we love.

It hadn't happened for a while and it took me by surprise.
Not a day goes by that I don't think of her and smile, and when sunbeams fall or feathers flutter I know she's smiling back.
I'd plastered over the ache and the tears and that huge hole, but without any prior warning the mighty walls crumbled. In a heap. Because of a song.

Faced with what we lack   
Some things fall apart
From the ashes, will dream start
All that matters to the heart is how we love.

My lovely mum.

Sometimes we forget trying to be so strong
In this world of right and wrong
All that matters when we've gone
All that mattered all along
All we have carries on
Is how we love. 



sue15cat said...

Simply beautiful.

Sue xx

Vintage from the Village said...

I know that feeling...
Take care Sue x

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Songs can be very poignant and remind you of a moment in your life or of a loved one. The words to that song are very moving.
For me it's when I hear The Show must go on by Queen, I kept hearing it around the time I lost my first baby daughter, I was also unhappy in my marriage. The more I kept hearing it the more the words stayed with me. So when I occasionally hear the song now emotionally it takes me right back and like you it catches me out.
Very touching post.
Take care
Isabelle x

KC'sCourt! said...

Julie xxxx

Sherri B. said...

When it jumps out at you, from thin air, it can pack a mighty sting. I also have, on many occasions, had a song bring back memories as if it were just yesterday. Thank you for sharing that touching moment.

Sylvia said...

These words are so beautiful and touching, ... I've read them twice !
Thanks for your lovely comment !
Nice evening,

Annie said...

What beautiful words and very moving. It's amazing how a song can trigger so many memories a bit like how a scent can suddenly transport you back in time.
Ann x

Jee said...

Isn't strange how something just touches a spring inside - I found a short note written by my mother the other day and just seeing her handwriting was enough, even though she's been gone for over 20years.

Hen said...

It is a really beautiful song, indeed, and obviously quite powerful to bring your memories flooding back. What a pretty picture of your mum, you must really miss her.
Hugs to you...
Hen x

Tilly Rose said...

That was simply beautiful hunny....I lost my mum a year ago on the 17th this month....your post has brought a few tears my way.

thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with us all...
Karen x x x

Lalabibaby said...

Beautiful post x

Menopausal musing said...

I liked what you wrote about sunbeams and feathers...... thought it was beautiful. I have lots of my mum's baking bits and bobs and think of her when I use it all.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

I know what you mean - the other day my daughter walked in on me at the kitchen sink sobbing over a piece of music that reminded me of my father who has been passed for 20 years this October. It does not matter how long ago you loose someone they are never far away and it only takes a small thing to bring their memory flooding back.

Autumn Mist said...

I couldn't agree more. It isn't just me, then.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Isn't it strange how a song can take you back or trigger emotions quite unexpectedly.
Such a lovely photo of your mum.

Kayla coo said...

Lovely Picture.
I have just found your blog.
You once sent me some fabrics and threads which I purchased from you on ebay.
Michala x

Cheap2Chic said...

Brought a little tear to my eye, I've been to a funeral today :-((

ilovemyhouse said...

These words are so beautiful. I dare not to think about the day that i have to miss my mum.

I e mailed a dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer the "Each morning" words on your blog.
So this is why ilove your blog so much, you make me laugh and give me goosebumps.
Have a lovely day. XX

OhSoVintage said...

What a beautiful post, also very thought provoking. My 84 year old mother came to stay last month and I know how fortunate I am to still have her. I just watched B N C on You Tube, I've not heard this song before but I love her 'I Find Your Love'. Your words, as well as the songs, were lovely.

Joan said...

I am loving your blog. I laughed at the hen bits. I had two hens when I was still on the farm and they were always coming inside. I loved them and always say they taught me a lot about life.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, this is lovely. My mom is having a really difficult time lately, and I am worried about her. It reminds me of how much I love her, thank you for posting.

Joan said...

I didn't comment on your post about your beautiful see I read on through your blog and loved it and when I commented I forgot what I had read first. It is a such a lovely post. Oh the way something quite unexpectedly can bring tears. My sister and I say "tears come..tears go..tears are good!" and then we laugh. We are both widows now and I lost a darling 18 yr old son.. and that is exactly how it is. Something out of the blue will stop me in my tracks and the tears will flow. The gaps get longer but the emotion never decreases. Thank you for your sharing.

Kim said...

Oh Gawd, that is lovely and now I am crying the mascara right down my face. My English friend is coming tonite and I'll have to reapply..but that's ok..I'll probably cry when I see her anyway..I'll be in great practice.

ted and bunny said...

Thank you all for sending such warmth when sadness unexpectedly ambushed me.

Not wanting to create an outlet for my emotions, I published the post with some trepidation but you know, I'm really glad I told you.

Why did this reflectiveness suddenly appear like a blot over the much-awaited sunny days? Who knows.

Back today to my normal bright'n'breezy- yeay!
thank you all xx

Country Style Living said...

Lovely words, lovely post. Made me think of my own Mum who I lost as a young child.

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