My Mum-in-law died recently. It was a shock. It was sudden. It was a rude and cruel invasion into our otherwise happy and stable family life. We grieve our loss yet in the midst of it all, we have been sustained by beauty. The beauty that is the love and comfort of family and friends. Meals, prayers, hugs, listening ears, cards and flowers. Mum loved her garden which was a sanctuary of beauty, so it seems fitting at this time to post a photo I took of these gorgeous tulips, bought for us by dear friends. Tulips also happen to be my favourite flowers. I miss you mum.