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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter

This Easter was spent at "The Farm" aka mum and dad's place.  After the excitement of an easter egg hunt and a pleasant morning attending Glen Huon ward Matt took the kids for a walk to my grandparents' place and I decided to wander around mum's garden.  For the past 34 years mum and dad have worked in this garden creating something magical and mysterious.  I have to say that it has paid off.  Mum has a real talent with landscape.  She is able to see it in her mind just the way it will be and then is able to make it all happen.  Dad is a very willing and capable (and I might just add patient) side kick who helps to make it more than just an image in mum's mind.  They make a great combination.
As I lazily strolled in and out of the many corners of the garden I remembered my happy childhood playing here - although it wasn't as established then as it is now, it was a fun place to be a kid.  I began to notice all the little things mum has added that give the garden its magic.  Then I began to think about the entire world and all the little things God has given us that make this life magical.  This earth is an amazing thing.  God truly wants us to be happy.  Why else would he give the one thing he cherished above all else - His Son?  I must have been in the garden for at least a couple of hours, just meandering and taking photos.  When I looked over them all last night I felt extremely grateful to be living in such a beautiful and peaceful corner of the earth.  I reflected on those who have gone before particularly the ANZACs and others who have sacrificed their life to help make our country the extraordinary place it is.  I am feeling very thankful and grateful for my life and my place in this world.  Sometimes it is easy to feel insignificant in this world but having the opportunity to reflect on the Saviour and his Atonement and to remember the ANZACs and those who have gone before all at the same time has made me feel very significant.  I feel an overwhelming sense that God knows me personally and that he blesses me so abundantly that I cannot comprehend it all.  None of these events in our history have just happened.  They have been for a reason and God has had a hand in it.  I believe that it was very much for my benefit (and yours) and I am so grateful.








7 comments:

Melinda said...

Lovely post, and the photos are beautiful.

Aimee said...

I enjoyed this post blanche... I feel the same way.

Love these beautiful photos of your parents garden. They should be printed and framed.

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The Kings said...

Gorgeous pics! Isn't it so relaxing and fun wandering around with your camera :)

Bride said...

these photos look fantastic! YOUR GETTING SO GOOD with your camera..
love all of these pictures xx

Matthew said...

Wow Blanche, those photos came up well. Love the bottles. Te cottage looks cool.
Mummy

Nettie's Blog said...

great pics ....Wow your getting good with that camera...good job.