hello ... and goodbye

Friday, December 11, 2015

Dear Olive,
It's been so long since I've been in this space, and while I still think about blogging, I'm struggling to find the head space to find the right words. Or if there are words, there's no pictures to go with them. Long ago, I planned on writing a big post announcing that I'd started studying nutritional medicine this year. But because of that my time is spread even more thinly, and the computer has become a glaring reminder of what I should be doing, rather than something to enjoy.
So ... I'm thinking of calling it quits here. It's been tremendously rewarding for me, writing this blog. Which is the reason for the tiniest bit of hesitation in my heart. And there's been so much in the past few months that I haven't shared that I was planning to ... like my sisters wedding, your sixth birthday, all of Clancy's milestones and the funny little things he says and does, your amazing first year of school, how on Friday you'll accept a big award for academic excellence (of course I'll cry), and how this year you grew so much - way beyond our wildest dreams, into someone so delightful and bright I can scarcely believe it. But I don't really know how to begin anymore. So instead of beginning it, I'm going to end it.
Thank you for reading, and being a part of, my story all these years. Your support and friendship has given me so much.
I shed a little tear as I type: live well, friends. Live life in love.



Photo by Leah Moore Photography. Worlds most adorable boy by me.

17 comments:

Smykolandia said...

All the best for you and your family.

Smykolandia said...

All the best for you and your family.

Iliska Dreams said...

You and your words will be missed

Alex Sunday said...

oh kellie! i feel like i'm losing a friend! which is testament to your engaging writing style and genuine warmth. i'm going to miss you and olive and clancy (and dwayne melon) so much. maybe its severe sleep deprivation, but i'm shedding a tear at the thought of it. but best of luck to you all. it sounds like you're on a path of study SO suited to you. and olive! - you sound like you're becoming an amazing little (but big!) person.

i'll think of you often. xoxo

Sarah Raaen said...

Love and light to you all xx

Lila Wolff said...

I'll miss this gorgeous space, good luck with the next beautiful chapter in your lives xx

Katrina@capturingmoments said...

You and your lovely sharing space will be missed. I still cling to blogging as it was five years ago ;-) xx

Sarah said...

Kel, had I have known I would have given you an extra big hug when I saw you tonight. Hard decision. Six years is a long time! I will miss dear Olive so much. Luckily you get to live and breathe those dear little people O&CC day in and day out. And Olive and Clancy will come to cherish these stories so much and forever, so it's not all sad. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful tales with such honestly xx

Sarah said...

Kel, had I have known I would have given you an extra big hug when I saw you tonight. Hard decision. Six years is a long time! I will miss dear Olive so much. Luckily you get to live and breathe those dear little people O&CC day in and day out. And Olive and Clancy will come to cherish these stories so much and forever, so it's not all sad. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful tales with such honestly xx

Sophie Isobel said...

Oh I'm shedding a tear too! Thank you so much for all you've shared in this space. I've loved it so. Much love and light to you and your beautiful family and all the very best for your next adventures. xxx

Jocelyn said...

Thank you for sharing over the past 6 years. I stumbled upon your blog when I had a small baby (now 5 and 2) and death of family member. Your writing introduced me to whole new way of enjoying being a mother. Thank you for helping me through and good luck for the future.

Maggie-Mae Dunkley said...

Tears in my eyes! I have loved your sweet, honest blog from the beginning. Your love letters to Olive are especially poignant with your Mum not being here. I'm lucky enough to get your updates in person almost daily and I'm so grateful for that. M xoxox

All things Scrumptious said...

Oh Kel,
What a hard decision to reach, but totally understandable.
Thank you for allowing us to be apart of this incredible journey of yours, Shane's, Olives and now Clancys; what a privilege for us all.

DearOlive, we love you and will miss you dearly! Good luck with your studies, how exciting!!
Karls xx

Bron Maxabella said...

You e made me a bit teary too, Kellie. Don't go far! x

Steph @ this brown wren said...

You have always been such a vibrant and happy light in this blogging world. Much love to you honey as you embrace all the beauty around you. You'll be missed xxx

captain kk said...

what a lovely last post! i've had sparks of wanting to get back to my own blog. seems like a lifetime ago, but still.. it's there waiting. all the best. x

Elisa {With Grace and Eve} said...

Oh just catching up on this news! I will miss this space you have created. Best wishes with your study! Sounds fabulous. Much love. Elisa x

 

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