our new lil' woodland
I wanted to share with you a bit of the magic that is happening to our wee little family on this transitional journey. Here is part of the woodland that surrounds the new home we will be living in. Ohmygosh. I had to ask my friend and our local real estate agent to go see it, just to make sure this was for real. The ad for this dreamy faerie home continued to come into our path, yet because it was such an awesome deal, we thought for sure something was wrong with it. Although my heart kept going back to it and we kept saying it feels too good to be true. What happened to our belief in magic? I suppose a few disappointments with hunting for a home will drain hope out of you but then I get a giddy call from my girlfriend as she pulls up, sneaks on the land and peeks into the empty home. "It's charming, its adorable, oh my god, it leads to a forest and a beach and oh my god, its an old bungalow! It has a cherry blossom tree in the front! Oh Denise, its perfect for you guys! You can garden here! The soil is awesome! Oh Denise...its so CUTE. Its magical." And my heart is racing on the other line, and I feel like I am jumping up and down with her and I am one part afraid to get my hopes up but the other part of me, the part that has driven me my whole life BELIEVES in this sort of thing.
So after many phone calls and email exchanges with our AWESOME real estate agent and the property management company, a walk through to make sure all is alright and photos sent to us and paperwork and la la la...we get the phone call. And so my friends, we're moving in the first week of May!
Its a sweet old home built in the early 1900's with a playhouse for Cedar in the back, a garage with a darling attic that we could transform into a bohemian lair and two outbuildings for storage (or studios or workshops) with close access to a beach, as well as a trail that leads to forest and finally, off the road from a gorgeous drive a few minutes away from a part of town that we hold close to our hearts. Everything and more that I wrote down in a list long ago as our dream home. Its happening. Its really happening. We feel so blessed to be able to provide Cedar with a home that his heart calls to. A woodland for our sweet gnome to explore and a space for his imagination to thrive and earth that mama and daddy can sink their toes and fingers into.
I am envisioning bodies that feel more sprite and healed with an energy that wants to soak it all in. I imagine misty walks with Cedar in the morning and me sitting on the shore and photographing Boho Boy and Cedar in a teeny boat in the water near the bridge to watch the trains. I am tearing up as I write this. This is something we were unable to create for our family in California and it broke my heart to have to move further from my family but at the same time, I know they want this for us too and it will open up a whole new world that we can all share together. And its all a ferry boat away from British Columbia! I cannot wait to take them there.
I see Boho Boy fishing with my daddy and bringing salmon home for dinner. I see my sisters Darlene and Pamela and I telling stories, sitting on chairs in our yard knitting or creating with me in my studio. I see my marmie and I digging our fingers into soil and laughing. I see Omi cooking in our new kitchen to the classical music she adores. I see Jon-Erik coming back with a medicine bag full of magic after a day of collecting in the woods and sea. I see my nieces and nephews visiting for solace and calm to find themselves again in nature in the midst of their busy lives. I see visits from dear friends and healing in their hearts. I see Boho Boy's father up in the cosmos smiling down at his son for following his wisdom on how to live from your heart.
I see a kitchen full of jars and bottles with tinctures, potions, lotions and oils made from our land, to keep our bodies well and to help heal the bodies of those we love. I see baskets and bowls full of fresh vegetables and fruits from our garden.
I see a husband with color back in his cheeks, finishing his book and spending hours meditating on nature in his kayak.
Most of all...I see Cedar with his bouncy curls and bare muddy chest running, leaping, dancing, singing, strumming, drumming and painting a fae-world that sees him true in a home that allows every morsel of his BEING to BE.
A girl can dream for her family. Yes, she can. I should bottle my tears right now and keep them for more dream making.