Friday, November 1, 2013

{this moment} on two continents! 1 November 2013

Each week my South African friend Vanessa and I post {this moment} on two continents! as a ritual to celebrate our friendship and the bond we share as we raise our boys "together" on opposite sides of the globe.

As fate may have it - Vanessa and I both took photos that were eerily similar in their subject matter this week - but the part that seemed even more symbiotic was the fact that this particular sunset held a very special place in my heart.  I went for a much needed walking meditation last Saturday; after a few long and arduous days waiting to hear the fate of a friend, and the outcome of the early birth of her precious daughter, I really needed some fresh air.  It was with great thanks, and a heart full of gratitude that I watched the sunset paint the sky pink on my walk.  As I wandered and cleared my head I found I was thinking about the fact that this little being just took her first breath, and was "looking to her first day," and that this was her first sunset of her first day in this life.  I feel so incredibly blessed to be part of her tribe and to have the opportunity to help teach her the wonders of the world we live in.  It was especially telling when the picture came through and I saw that Vanessa was also celebrating the sunset on the same day - somewhere far away - but so close in the same human experience, on this Earth and this gift we call life.

Pink sunset for baby Stella - United States

 Beautiful Kommetjie sunset - South Africa

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo few photos - no words - some words :-) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


  1. Beautiful sunset!!!!!! Here's ours:

  2. I love these. I've lived in South Africa (and now in the US) and it always brings back sweet memories.

  3. Oh my goodness... simply beautiful...

    A moment that melted this mama's heart...