Here comes the sun!

Today is the first day of Summer and I can not tell you how much I have been looking forward to this day almost all this year! Today I am FINALLY heading off for some rest and relaxation time in Queensland. First a few days with my husband and our lovely friends on a boat off Hamilton Island – YEAH!!!! I’ve been so looking forward to this trip. I’ve had a swimsuit hanging on the back of my bedroom door for months, just as a reminder to myself that sunny skies await after a long challenging year. I’ve stared at the back of that door through many tough mornings, lots of drowsy afternoons and plenty of dark nights too. I kept telling myself “it gets better!” And it has. I’m still not at the 100% fit and ready place that I thought I’d be. My stomach is really stiff and uncomfortable, so I’ve started some gentle stretching exersizes that will hopefully help with bringing back my strength and flexibility. But the worst is over and it’s onwards in to the sunshine for me!

Then next weekend will be the two year anniversary of Martha leaving us, so I will be up in Noosa where she lived in her final ten years, to be with her friends, and walk her favourite and very beautiful beach, Sunshine Beach. Martha’s ashes were scattered there, and I’m taking the final portion of Lou’s ashes to scatter there too. Seems fitting to me, two sisters together, down here, and up there too! It will be really special and I’m honored to be carrying out these important rituals for me, for my family and for my precious sisters too.

So over the coming week I will by lying in the sun, swimming in the sea and sending good vibes out to the universe. One thing I have become present to in recent weeks is that when you leave this life, the only thing you can take with you are your memories. So it’s up to each of us to make them happy ones – and to make as many of them as possible for ourselves. It’s not always possible to BE happy every minute of every day, but overall, striving to be happy is a good goal. And then celebrating the hell out of every happy moment when we get there! Make the most of our circumstances, be our best selves, be kind to ourselves and to others and be happy. Because ….

With love from

(a very happy!)

Sarah

xo

8 responses to “Here comes the sun!

  1. Louise

    You SO deserve this holiday in the sunshine – and enjoy all those fabulous sunrises, and sunsets – no doubt Martha & Lou will be putting on a spectacular show for you:)

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  2. JLB

    Have a happy time! I am interested in your thought that when we leave this life, all we take with us are memories. I am not so sure that we take anything. What I have been saying is that the most important things we leave with those who know us are memories. Whichever way one looks at it, it behoves us to be joyous and loving. JLB

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    • Thanks Dad – each to their own beliefs I suppose. I like to think that we live on up there in heaven, watching down over our loved ones, reflecting on the happy memories we had in our time on earth! And yes, agree that joy and love are what it’s all about. Much love Sarah

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  3. Luke Bailey

    in the immortal words of George Harrison:
    Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

    Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
    Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
    Here comes the sun
    Here comes the sun, and I say
    It’s all right

    Here comes the sun
    Here comes the sun, and I say
    It’s all right
    It’s all right

    Go sis, let the sunshine in.

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    • Thanks darling brother. Yes the sun is shining in here. We do love a George song! I stopped outside Katie Rose yesterday and my iphone played “And I love her” (also from our friend George). That’s the ONLY song I ever played to Martha in all of her months there. Love it. Love you too S xxoo

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  4. Megan

    Bon Voyage – send some love from me and enjoy those beautiful sunsets and sunrises! I did visualise you in the morning sun, up on Noosa Hill, happy and healed when I was there in September. I knew then you would be okay. Have a happy happy holiday – both you and Tony deserve it

    xxx M on the way to the airport heading for the West coast

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    • All of us in the right place at the right time. Hope the sun is shining over there in WA too. We had rain the day before we got on the boat, and then SUN SUN SUN for every day we were there. Forecast today there is showers. Yes, Martha and Lou are looking after me! Love to you Sarah xx

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