Thursday, August 27, 2009

Some Flowers for Nina & Smiles all Round

This afternoon was rather special as I was able to meet up with my little girl Nina; she recently returned to her village in Viet Nam to attend the wedding of her cousin and reconnect with her Mom, Dad and brother whom she hasn't seen for over a year.

She has been terribly homesick especially when her Dad was in hospital following a motor bike accident and his slow recovery afterwards, it was a very difficult time for her; I would have liked to have paid for her air fare home but I couldn't afford it.

She is a sweet, brave young girl travelling all that way without her lovely husband who recently started a new job and was unable to have the time off work to go with her...but he phoned her every day... ♥

What a lovely home-coming for them all, seeing each other again after all of this time..I can just imagine the smiles, kisses, hugs and giggles just like this afternoon when we I saw her again...and no doubt tears of joy.

Nina has been gone for three weeks , it was a good opportunity for her to spend some time with her Mom, Dad, younger brother and members of her extended family and relatives from America who attended the wedding ... I am sure they are missing her already.

Nina dear it is wonderful to have you back, you will always have two homes... your sweet nature and beautiful smile were missed by me and many others ... ♥

I forgot to tell you all that for Mothers' Day, Nina made a collage of photos of us both, including some yellow and mauve flowers and framed it as a very thoughtful gift for me...I have it in my room amongst some treasured photos of my children and grandchildren. :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

She is gone ...

She is gone

Out past the breakers

Into the open sea

Out to the great beyond

Where the blue haze

Blends the sky and sea ...

On she goes

With billowed sail

Hastened by the wind

To a place where no man

Can touch her heart

And cause her to lament ...

To a place where life begins

A place to find some peace

Where squalls and swells

Cast free her angst

And soon turns into calm ...

Throw her cares to the wind

And hurt into the deep

Say farewell to sadness

And leave it in her wake ...


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

One Door Closes...Another Opens... Time for a Breath of Fresh Air

I would like to thank you, all of my friends who have been here for me and offered me support and good advice over the last couple of days...I am sorry you have been dragged into this unfortunate mess, which for want of a better word has turned into a soap opera both here and at Time Flies Like An Arrow... ♥

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One Last Flower ... For Berry ...

One last flower...

All that I am

And have

Was there for you to share

But I can't force your love

It isn't there...

But after all that's passed between us

the moments we have shared

I thought our friendship

Would always be there...

Words of hurt have passed between us

But no grudges will I bear

So here is one more flower

Its beauty I will share

And wish you future happiness

Since I am no longer wanted there ...

For Berry...

Monday, August 17, 2009

I Give Up

I always thought that blogging was a forum where people shared ideas, their talents and it was a pleasant, friendly place to communicate...not so it seems, well not for some
Many of you will be aware that Berry Connell and myself have been close friends behind the scenes for many months,we have had our ups and downs, some personal and unfortunately some public.
We have recently had an argument which was personal and that's how it should have stayed but Mr Connell has a petty and nasty way of exacting his revenge.
There was a post this morning on Time Flies Like an Arrow which was a personal attack on me, another character assassination, some of you saw it and it wouldn't be the first time he has done this to me.
He must have either felt some guilt or had a change of heart or felt he might be in trouble with the Blogger overlords for such a scathing criticism of me and quickly removed it, along with my comment and that of another blogger and his reply to her.
He has also had the audacity to accuse me of having his half naked video 'flagged', please note attachment above ... in my defense I would not do anything so underhanded as that and I have suggested that Mr Connell get his facts right before throwing accusations at me and find out who did have it 'flagged'.
Apparently there was an apology by him but it conveniently disappeared, I suggested that if he was truly genuine in making an apology to me maybe he could post it again...but no, I was told and I quote "That's a lot of attitude you're wearin there gal".
He is very clever too, he has covered his tracks very well, instead of deleting the offending post he has edited it so that it will not show up as the original offensive post in the archives or google reader.

I could go on for quite a while about the pettiness of this man and the awful things he has done to me over the past few months ... and for what reason I don't know, I have stuck by him through thick and thin, been there for him when he has been down, both emotionally and when he has lost his pet dogs, I don't know why he feels he has to punish me.
Now all I can say is be careful whom you befriend and take into your trust.

Friday, August 14, 2009

"What Goes Around - Comes Around"

One of my favourite video songs by Justin Timberlake...I was going to post his version of the song but unfortunately embedding has been disabled but this little gal, Esmee Denters does a really good rendition of the song from a girls' perspective...and it's true..."What goes around, goes around, goes around, comes all the way back around"... ♥

Here is a link to the Justin Timberlake song, which is quite a spectacular music video, it has had over 23million views but I think it should come with a PGR warning... enjoy... ♥

Monday, August 10, 2009

One Year On...

'Meadow' - Impressionist Watercolour - Dianne D ♥

I am very happy as today marks the 1st Anniversary of my blog 'Here is my Heart', its hard to believe that a year has passed already...and thankfully I have learned so much since those early days of blogging thanks to some help from you, both personal and technical...and I keep learning...

I want to thank all of you, my followers, you are my friends and I am most grateful for all of the encouragement, support, your wonderful comments, feedback and great advice you have given to me over the last twelve months...I could not have done it without you.
Your kind words and thoughtfulness have helped me through some very rough patches in my personal life and I will never forget your kindness.

So I hope the next year is as interesting and that I learn more, grow more personally and will have plenty of new and interesting topics, photos and poems to post, hopefully happy poems.
Thank you again, I think all of you are the greatest and I am so pleased that we have met through are all now part of my extended family and a part of my life ... ♥

Please click on my painting to enlarge.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Please Wait For Me ...

Please wait for me
until the white of Winter melts
into the streams of new life
and steals the cold away...

I will be there in Springtime
I will be there by your side
The trees will be budding
And sweet scented flowers
adorn the meadows faire...

The scent of soft grasses
will fill the morning air
Amidst them we will walk
holding hands, without a care
So much to enjoy together
so much to share ...

So look for me in Springtime
'neath your newly leaved tree
there amongst soft branches
leaves dancing in the breeze
I shall wait there 'til you find me
a garland in my hair...

Please wait for me...look for me...I shall be waiting there...

Poem by Dianne

Monday, August 3, 2009

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Once upon a time I had fallen in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now I'm all alone in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart...

Lovely lyrics from the Bonnie Tyler song with a little editing from me.

A beautiful photo of a a heart carved in the sand, yes love has washed over me again and left me behind , it seems I am never meant to be happy...that heart there will be as short lived as the happiness I felt when the tide washes over it and it is gone forever...
Not his fault, he never promised me anything but friendship...

But hey this is nothing new to me, so please dont feel sad for me, its not the end of the world, the tide will wash over many hearts carved in the sand, the sun will set again tonight, the moon will bring its beauty to the night sky along with the many stars and the sun will rise again tomorrow to bathe the Earth and flowers with warm sunlight.

Somewhere in the world there will be many couples who are in love and love goes on for others...just not for me...

Right at this moment I am lost in a mire of would think I would be immune by now but I'm not, just wanted to say something just in case I'm not around for a while and popping in to see you at your blogs...I will try to visit you as you do cheer me up and I hope to be back posting as soon as I have come to terms with the latest wound to my heart and regained my composure...

May the God you have chosen bless you all and may love and happiness fill your lives ... ♥

Image from flickr-photographed by Nathalia Leinig