Saturday, May 18, 2013

A moment - 6WS - SIMC - Life


One happy boy - one happy mom


This week Soule Mama posted a remembrance post for blogger and author Kathreen Ricketson who along with her partner tragically died on a family holiday in Western Australia. May their souls be at peace. This is truly a sad event as they both leave behind two children aged 13 and 10.

Kathreen's tragic death is a reminder to all of us to savour each moment of our life and "Soule Mama" reminds us to spend a moment with those we love, doing something we all enjoy together. A single, special extraordinary moment. A moment we'd want to pause, savour and remember and to save the moment in our hearts and hold it close....


Just this morning my son and I shared a couple of hours breakfasting together. We spoke of a lot of things and then came around to the topic of books. Then the reminiscing began regarding favourite books in childhood.

My daughter's was "Fantastic Mr Fox" by Roald Dahl. I've read this one to her hundreds of times until she could read it herself. My son liked it but didn't take to it the way she did. His favourites were the "Thomas the Tank Engine" series, a series on solving mysteries (can't remember the name or publisher), and "Winnie the Pooh".

He started recalling some of the stories, we sang the Thomas songs and the Fantastic Mr Fox poem of Bogus and Bunce and Bean.

And then I shared my favourite Winnie the Pooh story - of Rabbit, Pooh and Piglet lost in the woods. And how Pooh finally finds the way back home after Rabbit decides to leave and the constant rabbit chatter fades to silence. Piglet asks Pooh how he found his way home and Pooh tells him that once silence prevailed, the rumbly in his tumbly simply found the way home.

My son is 18 now but a little "Pooh and Piglet" story was a good lesson for him - that in silence we find the answers and when we listen to our inner wisdom we achieve great things.

But more than that it was a beautiful morning, a few loving and fun-filled moments to savour and remember. One happy boy, one happy mom.

Today I share with all of you St Paul's Cathedral and send a prayer to God that He may give Kathreen's children strength and courage to bear their loss. And that they may find comfort now and forever in His loving care.

Sending you all light and love. May you all have many beautiful moments with your loved ones.

St. Paul's Cathedral, Wellington



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40 comments:

  1. Suzy, I was able to relate to your story with your son as my son also enjoyed Thomas the Tank. They grow up so fast and it is important to embrace each moment. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Christi. So true that they grow up so fast. The Thomas days were so much fun :)

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  2. I love the story of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet lost in the wood. Actually, there is so much wisdom in every story of Winnie the Pooh.

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    1. So true Jane - lots of wisdom in Pooh - all revealed in the book The Tao of Pooh.

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    1. Yes it is very sad and even more tragic that the children watched the whole thing unfold.

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  4. A very moving post, and a great reminder to savor every moment. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Rlavalette. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. This was so sad and lovely at the same time. As a cancer survivor with young children I can attest to the importance of taking time to savor all the moments we can...especially the seemingly "little" ones spent simply with those we love...to revel in awareness. The way you eloquently describe breakfast with your son perfectly illustrated that. Thank you so much for sharing all this -- yours is my favorite six words of all.

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    1. Thanks Kayleigh for your very kind words and for visiting my blog. It truly is the little things that are the big things in life.

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  6. So sad when children loose both their parents suddenly. Their memories of their parents are precious and hopefully give them strength. Bittersweet as you and your son made memories this morning.

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    1. Thanks Carolina HeartStrings. I cannot imagine what the children are going through. I pray for them.

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  7. What a beautiful morning you shared with your son. Winnie the Pooh stories hold a special place in our household...they have been the focal point of many hours of delight and fun snuggled beneath warm blankets with my children.

    My heart goes out to the children of Kathreen and her husband. It's so very tragic when children lose their parents.

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    1. Thanks Jessica. My heart goes out to them too. I am now reading the Tao of Pooh with my son. It's a great book.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this important post. Peace.

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  9. Such a touching post . . .yes, we should savor every moment with our loved ones. So glad your son and you shared these special memories and that you shared them with us, Suzy.
    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Those moments are the best. Blessings to you too.

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  10. This was a lovely post. I subscribed to Whipup.net, and had not heard about their tragic death. Thank you for letting me know.

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    1. Thanks Mlissabeth. So tragic.

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  11. I still read these stories to my grandchildren. They love to hear the stories that their parents heard!

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    1. That's really great - so many parents have stopped reading to their kids. I look forward to reading to my grandkids too.

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  12. Though I am not a parent yet Suzy I can relate to it from a child's perspective and it is surely very painful. My prayers are with their family.

    Also I believe such small gestures make us bond more closely, connect us as a family and create beautiful memories which help us soar through difficult times.

    HUGS <3

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    1. They sure do Me. Those are the really precious moments.

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  13. Thank you for reminding us what is important. May they be at peace.

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    1. Hi Emily, thanks for visiting.

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  14. A sad beautiful post at many levels ...hugs and prayers !

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    1. Hi Sridevi - it's such a sad event but if we don't learn from it, then their death will be in vain.

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  15. I felt sad reading abt katherine. Specially when ppl write and have a blog
    it feels hard to believe they r no more
    May she RIP and her near and dear get the courage to face this :(
    Pooh is my fav too
    Good day suzy
    tc

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  16. This is such a beautiful post my friend. I love having special times with my sons talking about their childhood. We need to cherish every moment with our kids...time passes so quickly! Sweet hugs!

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    1. Thanks Lavender Dreamer. So true - in no time they're all grown and moving away :( Hugs to you too.

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  17. What a sweet post, Suzy! God bless you both! You're right about living in the moment. With the way things are right now, I am practicing it as much as possible!

    Happy week ahead to you!

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    1. Thanks Vidya. Living in the moment is the only way I can live now. Enjoy your weekend.

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  18. I had the joy of visiting there once.

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    1. Where Keetha - Western Australia or Wellington?

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  19. A very sweet remembrance. So sorry to hear about the tragedy.

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    1. Thanks Roshni. Yes, it's very sad.

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  20. You got me feelin' all grateful. Thank you.

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  21. You are welcome Unknown Mami. :)

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