Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Heart that Travels

Having a child is the same as forever having your heart go walking around outside your body. No matter where they go your heart will always follow. Here is a record of the path my heart has taken this past week as my children meet each other for the first time.

 The Traveler and Artist on St.Croix River

 The Traveler meets sushi for the first time

The Traveler with the Artist and her family, 4th of July 

On a road-trip the Traveler and Artist  find a part of Norway in North Dakota

 The Traveler, Musician and Artist finally meet.

Every day we set our children free
we watch them soar
we watch them fall
they sing a song or skin a knee.

With every breath they take we breath 
they fall in love
and so do we
simply put, they are you, they are me.

---Siv Maria


Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Siv:

I suppose the old saying that one's home is where the heart is can be updated to the home is where my child is---at least in your case.

I have no children so do not understand this connection.

It's nice to see the pictures and the poem.

Take care overly concerned mamma in Norden,

Laura Eno said...

This has been a stunning journey, Siv! How wonderful for you, to have the pieces of the puzzle start coming together. I hope at some point you'll be able to join in the reunions as well.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Those pictures are awesome!

Karen Walker said...

Oh, Siv, they are so beautiful. My heart fills up reading about the way you reunited with your kids and how they are now uniting with each other for the first time. Blessings to all of you.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Sis,

You two girls look SO much alike. It's so fantastic that they met up with your son....

How amazing is this journey?!

Ellie Garratt said...

Bless. That was beautiful and heartfelt.

Russo said...

I love these shots, they are exactly what I needed. I have been dealing with dental issues so I have been a tad out of it. Thank heavens I have your divine blog to turn to. Missed you, girl.

Anonymous said...

Oh it looks like they are having so much fun!

Theresa Milstein said...

Lovely pictures and sweet poem!

Hilary said...

Hi Siv .. I am so happy for you all that everyone is having a lovely time - you are and were so brave .. it's just such a lovely story to follow ... have a very happy Sunday .. Hilary

Jules said...

What a joy to have your children reunite like this. Norway in North Dakota?! Great photos.

Sorry for being MIA but my temp job is time consuming.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Anonymous said...

If you want to see my monsters I have pics up. lol

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Siv .. aren't those just great photos - such a wonderful journey - and so great to know that this time .. it will continue on.

So pleased for you and the family - cheers Hilary