Monday, January 05, 2009

Reposted: Summer, skin and other warm images

I don't even know where to start! What a wondrous being Stephanie is. Magical even. I came to the conclusion that Stephanie had a heart like that of a prism. The colours that played out were of the rays from her faith, her love, her imagination. Those colours became like strings that danced around you through her words, pulled you in, wrapping you up to play the semblance of her birthday balloons send-offs. One was dancing on air, close to the heavens. And one danced right with her, understanding to the full extent the beauty of life. What an amazing story this magnificent woman has shared and will continue to share because her voice is strong, full of charm, all-knowing. Stephanie, you came to share the celebration of your life with the world. I am honoured to celebrate you. I have celebrated your humanity, your soul with friends and family because what an inspiration you are as a mother, as a wife, as a sister, as a daughter. Thank you for allowing us to come into your world and feel safe, feel warm, feel happy.
This set of photos were just so sweet but the ones of her with her precious son Gigs just... they just held my heart and wouldn't let go, especially the one where he is practically eating her face. Bless him! That photo has the tendency of bringing me to tears. And oh does he remind me of my gorgeous baby boy, except my darling as dark hair.

Bless this family. Much love sweet Stephanie.

In faith,
Djuna Rykiel
Miami, Fl

Originally posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Summer, skin and other warm images

Dear Summer,
We have really enjoyed you so far. My children play all day in your grace and Mr. Nicholas gets to lounge around naked. We practically live on the backyard porch swing, play with the hose, and eat your delicious bounty.

Thank you.

Warm wishes,
NieNie and her children.