Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Inside the Fairy House

Today we had a baby shower at our house, filled with the excitement and joy and anticipation of a new life about to enter this world. And it was made all the more fun with the presence of guys, drinking their Guinnesses while the girls drank their mimosas. It was a beautiful day and one of my favorite moments was taking a beautiful and precocious 3 year old girl down to our small garden in back (or as she called it "look, I'm in the jungle!") and introducing her to my tiny brightly colored "fairy house." It's about four inches high, with tiny little windows and a copper roof and an itty bitty door that the fairies can fly through. She was quite disappointed the fairies weren't home to say hello to, and then proceeded to wrap herself around it, thinking that perhaps she could fit if she just tried hard enough. I relished that magical little moment. To her anything was possible, even shrinking herself down to an inch tall if she just closed her eyes and wrinkled her little nose. Watching her made me believe in possibilities I sometimes forget to consider. And from now on, instead of calling it "thinking outside the box" I believe I'm going to start calling it "thinking inside the fairy house."
And in a separate note of gratitude, I have to say how thankful I am that my husband understands me, even when I have little bouts with anxiety or moments of hypochondria or just no reason freak outs, and he is always there, a lighthouse shining through the fog and scary waves I can feel lost in, signalling the way home. And suddenly I'm at peace again, which is magic in a way too.


  1. That was such a sweet moment, I captured it on film although it won't be as magical as the real thing, when she was so full of awe at the fairy house :)

    And my wish for you, understanding husband or not, is that you find health and inner peace - no more doctors or tummy aches or headaches or neck aches or anxiety attacks. Maybe you should just become a Mom sooner than not and you can worry about all that stuff with your kid :)

  2. Thank you...I will agree on that! I'm on the right road I think, so that's good...and you're not the first person to say that about becoming a mom curing me because there will be no time for my own aches and pains and I'll be too tired to worry about myself!

  3. I'm so sick of hearing "think outside the box" in meetings and stuff at work. I think the next time I'm going to interject -- "think inside the fairy house!" Love it!


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