Tuesday, May 25, 2010

love built into the walls

It is nearly full dark. The moon is glowing. The wind blows. The frogs and crickets compete in their nightly chorus. The first fireflies have just joined us. The swing creaks as Sloane swings. I get up from the hammock and go join her.



"Sloane, did you know this is called the blue hour, l'heure bleue? It's my favorite time of the day."

"Why is it called that?"

"Because for a short time each night as the sun sets, the light turns blue. Turns everything blue and the whole world is more beautiful. This is the best hour of the day."

"Not for me. My best hour is sunrise. I love how the colors paint the sky."

"Tell me about that, honey."

"The colors slowly paint the sky. When I watch that I feel rich. I feel like I am the richest person in the world. Do you know what I mean?"

"Oh, yes. Yes, I do. We are rich."

"Very rich and not only because of sunrises either."

"What do you think makes us rich?"

"Family. And love. And hugs. And lots of kisses. And a house with love built into the walls. We are so rich, Momma."

"Yes we are, my love. Yes we are."

39 comments:

Cinner said...

I learned a couple things, I did not know why it was called the blue hour, very interesting, I learned I love your daughter, very smart, and Relyn you are an awesome Mom. You can tell that by your conversation; You and your daughter are very rich. hugs to you both. have a fabulous week. take care.

SE'LAH... said...

Your moments with Sloane melt me.
Blue Hour captured so well.
one love, my friend.

WhiteStone said...

I never heard of blue hour, but oh, so aptly named. We're rich at our house, too.

Lara said...

I didn't know that was called the blue hour. I love it. It's so perfect. And it is my favorite time of day, too.

Sunrise is indeed beautiful, but I can't say it's my favorite time of day since I'm usually in bed sleeping!

Mrs. E said...

And I'll take that kind of wealth any day of the week!

Tracy said...

You've got a good little person there, and the photo is breathtaking!

Jennifer Richardson said...

What a thoughtful little poet, your girl:) Thanks for sharing...I'll keep my eyes wide open for the blue of the evening tonight. -Jennifer

beth said...

we followed a sunset last night and it was the best time we've had in a long time....

moments....sweet moments....if only i could bottle them up :)

and that sloane....she's a special one for sure !

Georgianna said...

Pure beauty and magic, dear Relyn! Do you know how valuable it is to share these moments of insight and sensitivity with the world? It shows they are still possible and so vital. You and Sloane are both incredible ladies. (I'm back, very behind but catching up. xo – g)

spread your wings said...

this warms my heart. what a sweet moment for mother and daughter. she's a special girl but i know you are full aware of that. : )

Gigi said...

Rich, indeed. What a treasure your daughter is, with al the wisdom and heart of her wonderful mother.

xoxo Gigi

PS Thinking of you lots. Thank you so much for your extended visit yesterday, and all of your amazing comments. I truly adore you.

S. Etole said...

and you've shared those riches with us ... thank you

Heart2Heart said...

Relyn,

Sunrises and sunsets are my favorite times of the day. It's my good morning and Good Evening from God.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

elizabeth said...

You are so very rich.

I didn't know that about the blue hour. Fascinating. I've always enjoyed it; now I'll have to watch for it.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a stunning photo, and these words, how amazing:

"Family. And love. And hugs. And lots of kisses. And a house with love built into the walls. We are so rich, Momma."

Thank you for sharing both of these gifts!

Oliag said...

Oh my Oh my...I may have to get up very early tomorrow...your daughter has an "old soul", a beautiful soul, I think....

Elyse said...
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Heart2Heart said...

Relyn,

Please help me spread the word of a sister in Christ who so desperately needs help with a limited amount of time left.

http://godsheart-heart2heart.blogspot.com/2010/05/urgent-prayer-request.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Yiota said...

Bliss! Can you see I'm smiling?

Kamana said...

Awwww. That was just soooo sweet!

dutchbaby said...

My favorite time of day also. I love the colors and also how the horizon reveals its silhouette. Your photo showcases the blue hour perfectly.

Thank you for sharing this rich moment with us; your Sloane is so special.

Marilyn said...

You are raising a daughter that will be a special lady someday. She has a delightful heart and know who she is already. I wish I was that far along when I was her age. She is a treasure for sure.

I do miss those evening hours with the fireflies that you find in the midwest. They are beautiful.

Lubna said...

Beautiful conversation and a lovely photograph.

elsa said...

wow!
so amazing!

and that photo too- stunning!

AmyJo said...

Those of us who share in such richness are the luckiest ...

Joy said...

This post (and gorgeous picture) just melts my heart. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and personal conversation.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, you are raising one brilliant little girl. Aren't you proud?

Anita said...

That was a beautiful post. You have an amazing daughter.

Jessica said...

The blue hour is my favorite time of day--I was just telling A about that the other day!

Rita said...

Thanks, Relyn, for your wonderful words of encouragement. We are rich! We are blessed! We've had two wonderful years with Darren and Barbara that I would not trade. I wish them the best as they make this move and I think it will be a very good move for them. Family makes us rich!

Tracy said...

a house with love built into the walls... That is richness of the best kind! :o) I love the blue hour, and I love the sunrise and sunset too. So much to be thankful for each day. Just now I am thankful for safe journey. We just arrived home yesterday from our 2-week trip. I hope to post soon. Right now just getting over jet-lag and settling in home again with kitty Charlie. :o ) Happy Weekend, Relyn ((HUGS))

margie said...

what a special girl.

Erin Wallace said...

Relyn - this is so lovely. And it goes to show how wonderfully you've parented her. Just a lovely post.

xo Erin

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I know for sure that I am richer ~ just in knowing you and your wonderful family! And I love the first song on your playlist. Kiss of Rain ~ how perfect a partner for your wonderful blog my dear! Lets try to meet next week for lunch and chat ~ Love you!!! me

Gayle said...

Sloane is a very wise young girl! Just like her mom!

Gillian said...

heart meltingly wonderful xoxo

meandering pearl said...

those precious moments!!!

krista said...

is that a photo you took from your house????
my oh my.
so much love here.

Jaime said...

I am DYING to see fireflies for real. I have never seen one.

Once more, you and Sloane fill my heart with gratitude, for the little things...and the big things. We are all so rich.

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