Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Christmas Present...

... from D is perfect...
Considering that there really was nothing that I could ask for for Christmas that wasn't an impossible ask.
But I did ask for a necklace by Kate Smith which I have hankered after on and off over the year...
I loved the simplicity of the design.
The etched gold on silver.
The Circle...

by Kate Smith Jewellery

The circle reminds me of the koru - a symbol in Maori art.  The koru is a spiral shape which is based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace.

The necklace and the koru are quite different but still the circles convey the idea of perpetual movement, everlasting love, and physical and emotional strength.

Seven months on from diagnosis day - yes, where did the time go? - I ask for strength and peace to live each day to it's fullest, safely encircled in the love of my family.  The necklace that I wear today reminds me that it is possible to live in such a way...

The necklace also reminds me of a reading from our wedding day; our 6th wedding anniversary is fast approaching... where DID the time go?  Happily and blissfully unaware of time perhaps?

Marriage Joins Two People In The Circle Of Its Love 
Marriage is a commitment to life, the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.  It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal.  It is a physical and an emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.  Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life's most important relationships.  A wife and a husband are each other's best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic.  Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly.  Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid.  It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, new ways of expressing a love that is deeper than life.  When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique unto themselves which binds them closer than any spoken or written words.  Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts of two people who love each other and takes a lifetime to fulfill.
Edmund O'Neill

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