Picture Perfect: BROKEN


MORNING HAS
BROKEN

LIKE
THE FIRST MORNING…

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird//Praise for the singing,// praise for the morning//Praise for the springing fresh from the word

The Rising Sun with the Maid

© Photo: Riihele. All rights reserved.

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning// Born of the one light// Eden saw play//
Praise with elation//praise every morning//God’s recreation of the new day *

This week I am taking the word BROKEN, using it this way as in the new morning that has begun. This photo was taken in the sticks of a place very, very early morn one summer at about 4am!

Keep so grand and safe. Da Paparazii Rii

* MORNING HAS BROKEN:
The lyrics are by the late Eleanor Farjeon – pronounced farr-jon – in 1931 to the melody, that is a Gaelic tune from the 19th Century.

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Mum You Are …

MUM YOU ARE...

Someone who cares
when others care less,

Someone who encourages
when others ridicule,

Someone who defends
when others condemn,

Someone with patience
when others are impatient,

Someone who appreciates
when others fail to notice,

Someone who gives security
in a world of insecurity,

You are a friend
for all time,
to cherish
and
protect,
and your achievements
will linger
for generations.

I LOVE YOU.

© All Photos: Riihele. All rights reserved.

These very moving and so poignant words are taken from a card Becki gave me one year for the Mothers Day in Ireland. I have kept it in my wallet ever since through all these years, through all the countries and places it has travelled with me. Heli gave me a most beautifully worded handwritten letter and a note which have also been doing the same ‘travelling’.

It is one of the greatest privileges in life to be a mum.

NOTICE THIS: that in the wide world there is a mother dying every few seconds – the Unicef article of 2003 states that 1400 mothers die every day because of the complications of the pregnancy and the birth. Here is what the UNICEF says about it all. It is nigh impossible to fathom for us in the west and in the parts of the world where the antenatal and the postnatal care are taken for granted.

That to me is the Pandemic Catastrophe of giant proportions and not the other things at the moment that are marketed for us as such worldwide.

I do feel very strongly for these mothers who die each day, for these babies and other children of these mothers who are left orphans for it was most, most difficult and dangerous for me to have children. Each time I faced the more than the likelihood of a miscarriage during the entire nine months. There was no certainty at all – will there or will there not to be a baby at the end of the pregnancy. It was nerve-racking to the hilt! Then the births – they were the riskiest of all, every time, I and the babies were at each birth face to face with death for both of us.

So, for the mothers – all the mothers in the world –

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Tis for now. Riihele xx.

Tomorrow will be my Mothers Day Take 2 for in Ireland it was already celebrated in March and tomorrow it is the Finnish one. Double the prezzies and double the blessings of being an international mum!

DRIVING: Like a Lady or Ladylike