Mini Tornado

The third week of school is coming to a close for our family. There has been tears, tantrums, amazing opportunities, new friendships forming, frustrations, joy and exhaustion! And we have the whole year ahead of us, go team Glanville!cheerleader_with_pom_poms_and_go_team_text_0515-0910-3113-4017_SMU

 

This is the first year my 3 little A’s, Aspen, April and Adam are all at school. If you are a regular to my blog you will know that Adam started Prep this year and it has been a roller-coaster of emotions and not just for him.shoes_colour_20150201_1170

 

Adam starting school has hit our family like a mini tornado. Although one morning last week it felt like a major tornado. His mood seems to dictate the mood of the whole house at the moment, actually no . . . rewind . . . his mood seems to dictate everyone in the house except April, oh and the chickens, they’re totally chilled out!chicken_DSC_0443

 

Day one. Tears, his not mine. I was super proud of myself! It was an overcast day so I decided against the large sunglasses (I didn’t want to look like a goose, not even a fabulous goose in my designer oversized and equally overpriced eye-wear). Hubby took they day off work (shout out to hubby, love you!) We lugged 3 backpacks and 3 boxes into the school filled with new pens, books, about one thousand glue sticks, tissues, crayons, folders, and whatever else, oh yes lunch boxes. So I was very grateful to have hubby’s support and muscles!joanMuscles

 

After dropping the girls off first we trudged up to Adam’s classroom, and we were allowed in the class. We unpacked, played some games, tried to get him to say hi to other children, nope not gonna happen. He knew the time was coming and if I even moved myself in the slightest he would look at me with his big sad blue eyes and say “you’re not leaving yet are you?” Well eventually after several “no, not yet” answers it was time for me to answer the dreaded “YES”. That’s when he lost it, he grabbed on for dear life, he was not going to let his beloved mummy go. After several attempts to pry him off the teacher finally got hold of him, her arms wrapped tightly around his waist. She spoke soothingly as he wailed and cried, his little arms outstretched in my direction. I took a deep breath, turned away and ran to the nearest drinking establishment and had a party, NO I didn’t, what sort of mother do you think I am? I walked away, my baby’s cries in the background tearing at my heart strings. All the while reassuring myself that my daughters survived and he would too, (and making a mental note to investigate home-schooling).homeschool

 

It has been up and down since that day, Adam is coping really well with the learning and sitting nicely, but it is the outside play times that he is struggling with. He informs me that the “playground has too may people”, and that he just doesn’t know what to do!The thought of my little man feeling lost and lonely at playtime is heartbreaking.

 

The second Thursday was the worst day for Adam and for me. The girls went to school earlier to attend choir practice. I think Adam thought he had got away with not going, he was doing the whole “I’m sick” routine. I think his tummy did hurt from anxiety. So when I said time to get dressed he was not impressed. Have you ever tried to dress a five year old who doesn’t want to get dressed? Um yeah, not fun, and not easy.

 

I tried talking him into it, promising big cuddles, saying just two more days until the weekend. I tried saying I would take his favourite pillow away until he got dressed. I tried to make it a fun game, I tried really, really, really hard not to lose my cool as I knew it wouldn’t help. I don’t know how I remained calm, thankfully I managed. I knew he wasn’t being naughty, he was confused , his heart was breaking. I could see his little mind thinking “why is mummy making me do this?” On the drive to school that morning I must confess, a few tears ran down my face, I felt like I was letting him down. My logical brain was fighting with my emotional brain.Brain

 

Aspen has been emotional, sometimes we forget that although she is the eldest, she is only ten. Aspen and Adam’s moods tend to feed off each other. Last night they were both exhausted, it’s been hot here and between school and out of school activities everyone is tired. I decided to relax them and let them watch a show, well that was the plan anyway. Half an hour later they still couldn’t agree on a show, they were both in tears. So I had to say ‘no show’, Aspen accepted it, but Adam melted down, needless to say another fun night at the Glanvilles! My husband often jokes that if Aspen and Adam had been twins we would never of had another one! Saying that though they are really great kids, and I am lucky that when not tired they get along famously.

 

April is a different breed. She is in a world of her own. For example, last night when I was telling the other two to stop fighting and they sat there crying, April happily smiled her sweet smile and played with her toys. The other day when Adam was carrying on about not wanting to get in the bath, April sat there telling me over Adam’s cries that she was a bubble princess in her bubble castle. She will make a good counsellor, she doesn’t get emotionally involved.

 

My little man has one more short week before he hits the full time school hours. Any volunteers to break the news to him for me???????

 

So yes three long weeks down and to celebrate we are off to stay at the beach for the weekend. Adam is relieved that we are sneaking them out of school before lunch playtime.l41356-kids-at-the-beach-97595

 

Hubby is not happy that the new filters for our camera lens hasn’t arrived in the mail, but I promise I’ll share some photographs from our trip in a future blog.

 

Have a great weekend and thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie xx

 

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10 things to be thankful for this week

When I saw the list of prompts for Wellness Wednesday this week I was like “perfect“! I knew without a doubt which one I had to choose!

  10 things to be thankful for this week

Why? Well because I am feeling very thankful right about now! The last three weeks have been a roller-coaster of fresh emotion. I say ‘fresh‘, because I am an emotion driven kind of woman, I always have been. My sister and I can cry at television commercials, and when we saw the Titanic . . .well lets just say we kept Kleenex in business for at least 10 years!

So my life is one big roller coaster of emotion. I used the word ‘fresh‘ because the emotions I have experienced these past three weeks have been new to me. If you are a regular to my blog you will know that my youngest child started school 3 weeks ago. This means that I now have all 3 of my children at school, (well except Holly, but she is a puppy). It has been the moment I have quite honestly dreaded for years, for many reasons. One of which is that being a mum was all I ever dreamed about for so long, something at points in my life I doubted would ever happen.

I think a big part of me defined myself only as a ‘Mum’. Before it happened for me, it was all I could think about, then when I finally got pregnant it was like I had found Heaven. But being a mother was ripped away too soon, twice in a row. My world was shattered. Finally I gave birth to my perfect little daughter Aspen, and my world was restored. I already felt like I was a mum to my 2 Angels in Heaven, but that wasn’t how the world viewed me. But once Aspen was born I was finally a mum to a live baby. It was all I had ever dreamed of. I went on to have a late miscarriage after Aspen and then 2 more healthy living babies.

I think that when reflecting on my struggles last year, I can relate a lot of it to realising that the precious ‘before school time” was fast approaching and I needed to grieve for that part of myself. It is not that I have stopped being ‘mum’ I will always be needed and have purpose as a mother. It is that I had to figure out what other purpose the universe wanted for me, what new path I was destined to follow, and what would enrich my soul. Which leads me to number one . . .

The ten things I am thankful for this week

Scoops of Joy

 

one: Writing. I am so thankful to be a writer. I am thankful for the universe’s divine message that led me back home. I say ‘home‘ because I had pushed my writing aside for so long, yet for me it is my home, it is the place I feel safe, warm, nurtured by my soul, and when I remembered that, I felt like I had returned home from a long, and sometimes lost journey. I now feel more fulfilled and at peace than ever.

two: My Children. I am thankful for all my children. I have 3 amazing, happy, healthy, intelligent children. I know every mum says this, but they are great kids. They are kind, and generous, funny and sometimes wacky like their mum! I am also thankful to my 3 Angels. The three children that I don’t get to physically hold. 20150220_1334220215

three: My family. This extends from my husband who has loved me this week and every week for years. My parents and my siblings who have been a constant strength and joy in my life.  Aunts, Uncles and cousins, I have been blessed.

four: Friends. I have many beautiful friends, and I am thankful this week and always for their love, and all the laughs. I have my friends who I have shared almost my entire life with, friends who know how nutty I am and love me, not despite it, but for it! I have made many wonderful friends through my children too, friends I now couldn’t see being without. And then my blogging, writing friends. It was unexpected that when I started this journey I would meet and be inspired by such amazing women, like my Wellness Wednesday friends.

five: Puppy. An unexpected joy in my life, she is just so cute! holly_rose_home11011507

six: Nature. We live in a beautiful world! I am thankful this week for seeing the beauty of nature up close.Rock_pool_DSC_1009

seven: Water. I am and always have been a water baby. When I was a child I would spend my summers snorkelling rock pools with my father, or in our pool. You couldn’t get me out of the water. I am drawn to it, I feel such peace when I am beside water. I am thankful this week I got to play in the water.

eight: Great books.  I am thankful for amazing books, books that teach me, guide me, books that make me laugh, and books that lift my spirit. I am thankful for reading ‘The Path to Wellness‘ this week, it was lovely relaxing on a weekend away with a great book. And a shout out to my book club, I love you ladies.

nine: Chocolate. Dark chocolate for me. I am always thankful for expensive dark chocolate, sorry but it’s true, and I know I’m not alone in being thankful for chocolate and a great coffee!

ten: Life. Obvious perhaps, but true! I am grateful for life, for all I have experienced. Yes even the darkness, because if I changed anything I would not be who I am today, surrounded by the people I love. I have learnt many lessons, and had my heart ripped out, at times it all felt too much, but I survived. The universe has taught me well. I have also had more joy and beauty in my life than I can describe (and I am a writer). I am blessed, and I love my life. I am thankful that the other night I walked along the beach hand in hand with my children and we called out together “it is great to be alive!” It was a great moment. Funnily enough my husband captured us on camera and we appear as spirits. It was just a trick of the camera, but it is as if he captured our souls being thankful in that moment for the happiness we felt.DSC_1010240215

I am thankful this week. What are you thankful for this week? Share your thoughts and leave me a comment below.

Tweet me: Life is a gift, embrace its lessons and be thankful for all you are and all you can be.

Thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie xx

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Portable Magic

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Is there such a thing as ‘magic’? Real life magic? What is magic anyway? I guess there is the supernatural magic, dark or white. Then there is the kind of magic you would see at a circus. My children still believe in a magical world where the tooth fairy leaves sparkles all over their pillows and in their hair, and don’t forget a shiny coin. They believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny, and they believe they can wish upon a star and it will come true. 20141223_Books_0026_1

What about the magic of happily ever after? Do our childhood fairy tales come true? Do we grow up and find Prince Charming? Do we find a magical tree in an enchanted wood where we can make friends with a strange moon faced creature, fairies, brownies and the saucepan man?

Magic to me is being taken to an enchanted world where anything is possible. Where I can explore and pick raspberries off bushes all throughout the year, or grow wings and soar above the ocean like a bird. There is only one way for this magical world to open itself up to me and that is the magic of imagination!Flying_seagulls_DSC_0932

Imagination is captivating, it is spellbinding and enchanting, it is purely hypnotic! So yes, to me magic is real, it lives inside every one of us, it is put simply another name for imagination.

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This is why a child finds it easy to believe in fairies, elves, witches, unicorns and the ability to find the a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, because as children our imagination is alive and free of real world grown up issues (we hope). A child reads a book and believes that magic is possible, they can sense it and imagine it, they can almost reach out and touch it!

This is why I love writing! When I am working on my book my imagination comes to life on a page and I can share it with others. My characters become real, places and events unfold and come to life and to me that is creating magic. My own personal magic, the kind that I can share, yet no one can take away from me.

I love books. I love creating my own stories, my mind is full of them, and I love reading other peoples books, sharing a piece of their imagination and their magic! Books are a gift, they take us to places we wish we could go, or expose us to new worlds we would never dare enter in real life. Books are a portal into the past or the future, or perhaps into another universe altogether. In that case, as Stephen King’s quote above says “Books are uniquely portable magic.

Click to Tweet: Books take us to places we wish we could go, or expose us to new worlds we would never dare enter in real life”. #WODW 

Thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie xx

Some portable magic I have enjoyed

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 This prompt was found through Write or Die Wednesday, find out more! Thanks Mia and Vashelle.

Write or Die Wednesdays

 Links to the previous write or die posts by Mackenzie Glanville

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Snow

If you love books check out this post! Great Reads!

Why? Why me? Why now?

Have you recently asked yourself “why me?” or “why do bad things keep happening in my life?” Perhaps it is the opposite. Maybe good things are happening in your life yet you feel you don’t deserve them. Are you waiting for the bubble to burst? The tides to turn?

Do some people really just attract bad luck and others good? Do we really control our own destiny?

When we have a strongly held belief about ourselves it is what we call our “Life Script”, it is the script we have grown up with, it is the script we have lived by and it is hard to rewrite that script, but certainly not impossible! When we believe we must live a certain way it is hard to convince us that any other way could be better. We have a set of core beliefs about who we are, and about the world we live in. But this doesn’t always mean that what we are doing is the best thing for us.

Life changes, circumstances change, people grow and change all around us, yet we have a natural tendency to try and stay the same, to hang onto the core values and ideas we have always had.

It is like trying to hang onto an outfit we wore when we were 8 years old, our body has changed, and it will no longer fit no matter how hard we try! A belief we had when we were 20, may no longer fit our life when we reach 30.

If your first boyfriend cheated on you, you tend to close yourself up and not trust the next boyfriend. You may feel men can’t be trusted, or feel sick when he goes out with his mates. In turn this may lead to fights and ultimately a break up with your new boyfriend who had not only not cheated on you, but never would have!

If your boss was a straight down the line kind of boss who didn’t allow you to add your opinion or creativity, you may find in your next job you are reluctant to offer your input at all. In turn this could lead to your new boss thinking you lack creativity and fresh ideas, and they may fire you for that.

In both these circumstances you might say “I just have the worst luck!” or “it’s so unfair, why does this always happen to me? Both my relationships have sucked and both the jobs I’ve had have turned out to be disasters!”

OK so the first boyfriend may have been the wrong guy for you and your first job wasn’t the dream job you hoped it would be! BUT the second relationship only sucked because you brought past negativity into it, and the same can be said for your second job!

Sometimes we need to stop and think. Take a moment and look at what we are bringing to the table, and look at what “life script” we are living. 

If your father cheated on your mother, or left when you were little you may grow up with the life script that ‘all men are cheaters‘ or ‘all men leave‘. We develop these scripts to protect ourselves from being hurt, and that is completely normal. Sometimes these scripts help us get through difficult times. The problem is that when we no longer need them, they can go from being our protectors to our worst enemies.

There are many life scripts, here are just a few,

  • I have to be a good girl or God want love me
  • I am not smart enough 
  • I am shy and I can’t talk to people I don’t know
  • I am a bad person because daddy says so  

At some point in our life we may be told something or experience something that grabs hold of us and we just can’t seem to let it go. But in actual fact we don’t need this belief in our suitcase any more, maybe we never needed it!

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When we have a strong self belief, when we believe something so fundamentally it becomes part of us, it becomes our life script.

We live by its rules, and it is so automatic and embedded that we aren’t often aware that we are doing it. It is like breathing or blinking, we don’t consciously tell ourselves to breathe or blink, we do it automatically. The good news is we can become concious of what we are doing, just like if you stop and think about blinking you suddenly notice that you are doing it. And if we mediate we can focus on our breath, we can change our breathing pattern simply by becoming aware of it.

So now I am asking you to stop. Breathe, and just be in this present moment. . . .

Take 3 deep breaths.

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2.

3.

Take a moment and think about your life script. What do you believe to be true about yourself, about your world?

Just think. Just reflect.

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Our thoughts are like a magnet.

When we hear things or experience things that support what we already believe we attract those thoughts to our magnet (our soul). If I believe I am not a good writer and someone comments on this post saying, “you should give up writing you suck!” And five others write, “great post keep writing”, I am going to dismiss the five and only take on board that one negative comment, because this negative comment supports and confirms what I already believe to be my truth.

If you believe you have no fashion sense and always look silly compared to the other woman you know, and someone says “wow I love your style, that outfit is amazing.” Your unconscious reaction will be “yeah right, of course I don’t look good she is just being polite, or teasing me.”

It is the same if you believe all men are bastards, or no marriages last. Every time you hear a story of a man cheating, abusing or being cold to his wife you add that to your bag and say to yourself “see I knew it”. And if you hear someone say “I have been happily married for 20 years’, you say “well you’re the exception!” Or “she is obviously lying they can’t be that happy, who is?”

You may not have been aware that you were doing this, but the minute you can realise that you are you have the power to change it! Just like blinking or breathing you can change the pattern by becoming aware of it. You have more power than you believe.

Click to Tweet: You have the power to change your thinking, you have more power than you believe!

The way you think dictates the way you behave.

This is great news, this means you have the power, you already have everything you need to change the negative things in your life!  Instead of when bad things happen saying “oh of course that happened to me I deserve it.” Or “bad things always happen to me!Start attracting positive thinking to you magnet! If you hang on to negative thoughts you will always dismiss the positive, it is time to change that, it is time to reject the negative thoughts you are telling yourself. 

Next time someone pays you a compliment tell yourself it is OK to accept it! 

It is OK to start believing you are a good person and that you have the right to happiness. The more you start to believe that, the more you will start to notice the good people and things that surround you. Notice that person who gives you that friendly smile. Accept that people stop and say hi not just to be polite, but because they like you. If your boss says ‘job well done‘ accept that you did a great job! If someone says they think you are great, then believe them! You are great and you do deserve great things.

Yes things in life don’t always go the way we hoped, and sometimes people are mean, but that is not a reflection on you. If someone cheats on you then that is on them! If someone yells at you it might be that they are having a bad day and not have anything to do with you. Don’t focus on their negativity, don’t let mean people put your light out!

Click to Tweet: Don’t focus on negativity. Don’t let mean people put your light out, it is time for you to glow!

Next time something bad happens, learn from it and then move on, don’t get stuck with a life script you don’t need. Clear away the negative luggage that has been dragging you down, it is time to fill your suitcase with positivity and self belief. It is truly your time to glow. Let your inner you shine, believe you deserve love, happiness and  light. It is up to you to make this change, it is up to you to start attracting goodness into your life.

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Be your own truth and let your inner light shine!

Thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie xx

 

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For more inspiration by mg click on the links below.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Time to come home

Why I love my body

Be courageous 

If you are suffering stress you may find  Let it go helpful.

Feel like you are ready to make a positive change in your life, my personal challenges can help! Feel free to email me to find out how else I can help you improve your life! Mac@reflectionsfromme.com Just include “Challenge me!” in your subject line. 

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10 things to be thankful for this week

When I saw the list of prompts for Wellness Wednesday this week I was like “perfect“! I knew without a doubt which one I had to choose!

  10 things to be thankful for this week

Why? Well because I am feeling very thankful right about now! The last three weeks have been a roller-coaster of fresh emotion. I say ‘fresh‘, because I am an emotion driven kind of woman, I always have been. My sister and I can cry at television commercials, and when we saw the Titanic . . .well lets just say we kept Kleenex in business for at least 10 years!

So my life is one big roller coaster of emotion. I used the word ‘fresh‘ because the emotions I have experienced these past three weeks have been new to me. If you are a regular to my blog you will know that my youngest child started school 3 weeks ago. This means that I now have all 3 of my children at school, (well except Holly, but she is a puppy). It has been the moment I have quite honestly dreaded for years, for many reasons. One of which is that being a mum was all I ever dreamed about for so long, something at points in my life I doubted would ever happen.

I think a big part of me defined myself only as a ‘Mum’. Before it happened for me, it was all I could think about, then when I finally got pregnant it was like I had found Heaven. But being a mother was ripped away too soon, twice in a row. My world was shattered. Finally I gave birth to my perfect little daughter Aspen, and my world was restored. I already felt like I was a mum to my 2 Angels in Heaven, but that wasn’t how the world viewed me. But once Aspen was born I was finally a mum to a live baby. It was all I had ever dreamed of. I went on to have a late miscarriage after Aspen and then 2 more healthy living babies.

I think that when reflecting on my struggles last year, I can relate a lot of it to realising that the precious ‘before school time” was fast approaching and I needed to grieve for that part of myself. It is not that I have stopped being ‘mum’ I will always be needed and have purpose as a mother. It is that I had to figure out what other purpose the universe wanted for me, what new path I was destined to follow, and what would enrich my soul. Which leads me to number one . . .

The ten things I am thankful for this week

Scoops of Joy

 

one: Writing. I am so thankful to be a writer. I am thankful for the universe’s divine message that led me back home. I say ‘home‘ because I had pushed my writing aside for so long, yet for me it is my home, it is the place I feel safe, warm, nurtured by my soul, and when I remembered that, I felt like I had returned home from a long, and sometimes lost journey. I now feel more fulfilled and at peace than ever.

two: My Children. I am thankful for all my children. I have 3 amazing, happy, healthy, intelligent children. I know every mum says this, but they are great kids. They are kind, and generous, funny and sometimes wacky like their mum! I am also thankful to my 3 Angels. The three children that I don’t get to physically hold. 20150220_1334220215

three: My family. This extends from my husband who has loved me this week and every week for years. My parents and my siblings who have been a constant strength and joy in my life.  Aunts, Uncles and cousins, I have been blessed.

four: Friends. I have many beautiful friends, and I am thankful this week and always for their love, and all the laughs. I have my friends who I have shared almost my entire life with, friends who know how nutty I am and love me, not despite it, but for it! I have made many wonderful friends through my children too, friends I now couldn’t see being without. And then my blogging, writing friends. It was unexpected that when I started this journey I would meet and be inspired by such amazing women, like my Wellness Wednesday friends.

five: Puppy. An unexpected joy in my life, she is just so cute! holly_rose_home11011507

six: Nature. We live in a beautiful world! I am thankful this week for seeing the beauty of nature up close.Rock_pool_DSC_1009

seven: Water. I am and always have been a water baby. When I was a child I would spend my summers snorkelling rock pools with my father, or in our pool. You couldn’t get me out of the water. I am drawn to it, I feel such peace when I am beside water. I am thankful this week I got to play in the water.

eight: Great books.  I am thankful for amazing books, books that teach me, guide me, books that make me laugh, and books that lift my spirit. I am thankful for reading ‘The Path to Wellness‘ this week, it was lovely relaxing on a weekend away with a great book. And a shout out to my book club, I love you ladies.

nine: Chocolate. Dark chocolate for me. I am always thankful for expensive dark chocolate, sorry but it’s true, and I know I’m not alone in being thankful for chocolate and a great coffee!

ten: Life. Obvious perhaps, but true! I am grateful for life, for all I have experienced. Yes even the darkness, because if I changed anything I would not be who I am today, surrounded by the people I love. I have learnt many lessons, and had my heart ripped out, at times it all felt too much, but I survived. The universe has taught me well. I have also had more joy and beauty in my life than I can describe (and I am a writer). I am blessed, and I love my life. I am thankful that the other night I walked along the beach hand in hand with my children and we called out together “it is great to be alive!” It was a great moment. Funnily enough my husband captured us on camera and we appear as spirits. It was just a trick of the camera, but it is as if he captured our souls being thankful in that moment for the happiness we felt.DSC_1010240215

I am thankful this week. What are you thankful for this week? Share your thoughts and leave me a comment below.

Tweet me: Life is a gift, embrace its lessons and be thankful for all you are and all you can be.

Thanks for joining me, love Mackenzie xx

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Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog, and click on the links throughout to read more of my posts.

Have a great week xx20150220_1347220215

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The List

Snowflake

Snowflakes fascinate me, like so many before me I wonder how something so delicate as lace spun by the breeze, can form and yet fade so quickly. I long to touch a single flake, a tiny piece of heavens lace, perfectly formed and from the skies, like a drop of purity, like a diamond in the light. Nothing is purer than the freshness of snow, like a gift from above, to us down below. If I could hold you I would, and wrap you with care, but if I close my palm around you, when I open it would you still be there?

There is one thing I know as pure as snow, a newly formed baby, which inside me would grow, I longed to hold her, to wrap her with care, to sing to her softly, to stroke her sweet hair. To touch her soft skin, to whisper the words, of how I would love her like heaven loves earth. A gift of purity from the heavens above, oh how I love her, I am consumed with that love. Like you she faded when she touched my palm, I couldn’t hold on, no matter how hard I tried, she was ripped from my body, and with her my soul died.

Made of the breath of heaven, you dance around the trees, a drop of innocence, floating in the breeze. In the light you shine, like a gem or pure gold, you are priceless, perfect and truly divine. You are are hope, faith, you are a promise of new life, you are precious, and perfect, you are all that is right. Like a moment of poetry floating in air, you were all I ever wished for, a snowflake held in my palm, you were my everything I wished for and I was your mum.

So dance my sweet snowflake, and sing in the breeze, you are a divine expression of all that is pure, let heavens light shine on all that you are, and know that I am loving you from afar. Dance and be free, feel no grief where you are, for you are my snowflake, a free falling star.

Mackenzie Glanville

Reflections from mg

Welcome to my author’s website. I am Mackenzie Glanville, a mum to 3, a wife, sister, I am  passionate about writing, photography, and being a strong positive role model to young girls and women. I have a dream to inspire people to embrace their inner truth, to be free to discover their hidden passions, and embrace their futures with a positive attitude.

On this website I will share with you my favourite quotes, blog posts, challenges, poems and photographs from my 3 websites. I hope to make you laugh, to inspire you, and to help your discover your inner truth.

Be inspired and learn to love your life.

Love Mackenzie xx