Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Maternal Love



Mother Nature




 Around every





















It’s ok



You Are




© Robyn Lee

82 responses

  1. Brought tears to my eyes – the words are so wonderful and the image is spectacular – do you sell any of your photographs, Robyn?

    August 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    • Thank you so much Julie… sort of brought tears to mine writing it ~ and focussing on this little unknown angel-baby. You are more than welcome to original file of your favorite photos Julie…. have been asked several times about selling – but my head isn’t into the business of it right now… though would be honored if you would like any to have!!! Much Love sweet friend …. xxooo

      August 19, 2012 at 11:47 PM

  2. what a beautiful comforting thought Robyn..i believe in what you wrote here..beautiful..nature is warm and so caring …something writen from heart never fails to touch another…it just caressed my soul and my eyes welled up…loved it and that pic is so beautiful and so apt….

    August 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    • Thank you dearest Soma…. that is exactly how I felt about this image… yes – caressed the soul here too…. almost seemed like this child (who I witnessed over a month ago) was honoring the nature, the sea, the sand, the sky and knew it was all there just for her. I am so glad you enjoyed the post ~ much Love your way tonight… Robyn

      August 20, 2012 at 12:17 AM

  3. these are really beautiful words Robyn. And the picture… just perfect! 🙂

    August 20, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    • Thank you so much poojy! So happy you enjoyed ~ yes the words just flowed after focussing on that image… Much Love!

      August 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM

  4. So very beautiful! You are so talented…always the best merging of photo and words. This was like a warm hug when you need a hug most. Making you feel safe and loved. Such a wonderful feeling…this piece just radiates with love, warmth, protection, well being. Beautifully, lovingly done sweet sweet friend ♥♥♥♥ !!!

    August 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    • Thank you so much Christina. You are so generous with your love and kindness. Yes – agreed… that warm safe hug— one we all can tap into anytime we need it. So glad you enjoyed! And just came from your blog where I was so taken by your poem today http://reconstructingchristina.com/2012/08/20/evermore/… so genuine and honest – so you!!! As I said there – it reflects your hardship and loss – but is ever-so-hopeful and inspiring too. Loved the companion images too 😉 xxoo Much Love dear friend ~ Always, R

      August 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      • It was my honor and delight to collaborate with you on this Robyn!! I’m so very very happy that you liked the poem!! Your gorgeous photos inspired the entire piece. I just had so much fun putting it together and trying to merge our two styles. You are so very sweet and kind to give such generous praise!! This was a very healing piece for me…a HUGE piece of hope and building a new dream. Thank you so very MUCH for your kind, gentle, beautiful spirit!! And for continually inspiring me 😀 You are so very cherished and loved dearest friend ♥♥♥♥ !!!!!!!

        August 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM

      • That really warms my heart to know. Life is supposed to be fun!! You did a wonderful job with merging the 2 styles and the fact that it could be healing the best part of it all. I felt it too! Your spirit is awfully kind and gentle too Christina…so blessed to have met you through this blogging project. Sending lots of love and wishes that you remain inspired and uplifted. So grateful for all your loving support ~Much Love, Robyn

        August 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM

      • Yes…a HUGE ditto to you sweet friend!! Your beautiful soul inspires me (and many others)!! Would love to do this again someday. Life is meant to be fun….just have so missed that for so long. It is AH-mazing to have it begin again. 😀

        So so very appreciative of you and your bright loving gentle inpirational spirit!! ♥♥♥♥!!!!

        August 22, 2012 at 12:49 AM

      • Yes – amazing. 🙂 You are soaring now ~ hope the world is ready for ya 🙂 xo

        August 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM

  5. Words once again …picture perfect… always wondered where one could use that… (picture perfect) now I know… it goes with your blog… wonderful words so beautiful, and what a lovely photo… you are something very special in this world, and I’m glad that you’re here… hope your feeling a little better…

    August 20, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Bulldog!! She is a cutie this little tot embracing the “sea in her” isn’t she!! Could not resist this shot – maybe took it a month ago and was waiting for the right words to flow… finally they did!! I am so glad you enjoyed — and so appreciative for your loving kindness always… I’m working on my ‘stuff’ — hoping for a breakthrough soon — Much Love and Gratitude ~ R

      August 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

  6. Each of your photographs is a true work of art, every written word a sweet song of meaning, you Robyn never fail to move and inspire me my dearest friend!

    August 20, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    • Awe – than you Penny — you are so kind and generous with your love and encouragement. I really never think of this as “art” — as I’ve said – seems more like “therapy” for me… but do love it when others can share and enjoy the product of that… and even better when it becomes “art” and inspiration. You are a doll Penny ~ so appreciate you. xxoo R

      August 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM

      • Appreciation duly noted and returned with much love and affection, Robyn! 🙂

        August 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    • 😉

      August 20, 2012 at 1:53 PM

  7. That ‘s very lovely! 🙂

    August 20, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    • So lovely to know you like it mybeautifulthings!! Gratitude and Blessings your way 🙂 ~R

      August 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM

  8. caring mother nature – looking after her own.. nice thoughts

    August 20, 2012 at 5:16 AM

    • Thank you nightlake! Yes — precisely — and she’s always there for all of us I believe 🙂 ~ Hope you are well!! R

      August 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM

  9. Chris

    Absolutely beautiful Robyn.x

    August 20, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    • Thanks so much Dear Chris… So happy you enjoyed this!! xo R

      August 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM

  10. Wonderful !
    Awesome !

    August 20, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    • Thank you SOOO much Land Of Fun!! Glad you liked so much 🙂 ~R

      August 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM

  11. Such a beautiful thought, Robyn..my heart is moved to small young tears of remembrance even of the feeling. How you have tapped into a Truth of Love. Thank you for this special gift. I am very touched. All my love to you, Linda

    August 20, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    • Yes me too Linda — to be able to tap into that feeling again — security and love that is pure and unconditional — the only love a baby really knows. I agree – a Truth we all have access to if we allow. Thank you so much for your loving words and kind heart always… much appreciate ~ With Love, R

      August 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

  12. Such a sweet, sweet poem, my dear Robyn–it brought tears to my eyes. Nature does wrap around even the loneliest of children. So beautiful, my dear friend.

    August 20, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    • Oh Angela, I’m so glad it touched you. I do think so too… very much unconditional love at its finest. Thank you so much dear friend ~ always appreciate you! ~RL

      August 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM

  13. This is beautiful…every word, a beautifully expressed sentiment and a deep truth. Bravo on this Robyn

    August 20, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    • So thrilled you liked it boomie… had the image a while and really had to be patient to find the words that resonated for me. Very much appreciate your love and kind words here always ~ and so happy you were touched by this!! xxoo ps: My ‘big girl’ starts her first job today teaching in an underprivileged school district. She is in another state and wrote me last night that this was exactly what she needed to read before meeting her new little students today 🙂

      August 20, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      • Awww, that makes it all the more special. I am sure she will do great, having such lovely words in her heart. This is beautiful

        August 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      • Thanks dear one! 🙂 She was nervous, but I sense she will do amazing things with these lucky children. xo

        August 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM

  14. Beautiful Lullaby
    each child / adult should read xo
    love xx C

    August 20, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    • Thanks so much sweet friend. Yes Cat – like a Lullaby — you may need to compose me some melody for this one 🙂 Teasing — but I do like your idea!! Also agree – all should read and ponder…. Much Love ~ we missed you all weekend and hope you had a good respite!! xo R

      August 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

      • i did i did
        and now i just want more rest you know xoxoxoxoxoxo

        August 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

  15. Oh so beautiful and full of peace……and I believe she continues to whisper those very words to us each and every day of our lives…..and we can hear if we truly listen with our hearts. Stunning poem and photo, Robyn……
    love and hugs

    August 20, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    • YES Celeste – I too believe the whispers continue. Sometimes we get so bogged down in the external pulls, that the message gets muffled, – but as you said — if there is an open heart (which sometimes takes conscious effort) then we can hear. Really happy to know this touched you — and you enjoyed! Means a lot dear one! Thank you!! ~ xo R

      August 20, 2012 at 12:28 PM

  16. That was really nice. I love the photo too.

    August 20, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    • So glad you enjoyed it Renee… yes – this sweet photo I took earlier in the summer, and the words flowed just last week. Thank you so much xxoo R

      August 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM

  17. gentle and caring words.. Happy to see you kept the horizon level in this photo .. May be this cute child needs this level start .. Time will surely shake and tilt his horizon many times to come …

    August 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    • So insightful Tarek!! Thank you. Yes — you are so right — there is no doubt that this child will face those tilts and shakes as he progresses through life’s journey. Am glad I gave the image the level horizon too then, and hope it assures he will start off on solid ground…. strong foundation…. and have the tools to always come back to his center when those rocky roads approach. Sending love your way ~ R

      August 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM

  18. Personally i think she tried to drop me on my head a few times, but what you said works too 🙂

    August 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    • I’m laughing wuzzman 🙂 You are right – in that sometimes, in retrospect, it does feel like we’ve been dropped on our head a few times….. but that is usually a product of faulty memory!! The trick is to be still enough to remember those loving arms – and feeling of peace and safety. They are always there for us if we are open. At least what I like to believe. Welcome — and thank you for the giggle this am!! 🙂 xo R

      August 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      • no problem

        August 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM

  19. Yes, Robyn…such a wonderful reminder and this image and these words say it so simply….especially important to remember that when we’re facing challenges and the world seems to be at odds with us…thank you as always….xomeryl

    August 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    • Thank you so much Meryl. Sometimes it really is that simple. I was staring at this image for quite a while and then these words came from nowhere – and just seemed soooo right at the time. As it turned out my “Big Girl” starts her official first day of teaching little ones in Miami’s most underprivileged school district today… she was a bit nervous and wrote me last night that this post was exactly what she needed to read before bed. Made me feel really good ~ xxoo Much Love Always ~ R

      August 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

      • That’s wonderful…so rewarding when the Universe works like that!

        August 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM

  20. Made me tear up too….and how badly I want to believe your words….yes, it is therapy isn’t it?

    August 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    • Awe – Little L … yes I have to emphatically say YES it is. We all deserve to have the sense of security and love portrayed in this post. I do think we can tap into it with just a little focus and effort. Thank you so much for sharing your feelings… and hope this touched you in the best possible way. xo R

      August 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

  21. Such beautiful thoughts Robyn ~ lovely

    August 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    • Thank you so much Polly! So happy you were touched!! – I was by the vision of this baby! xo

      August 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

  22. ohhhhhh….that’s so lovely and heartwarming! I love the tenderness of this poem.

    August 20, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    • Thanks so much Fergiemento!! So happy you enjoyed! Appreciate ! 🙂 xo

      August 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

  23. Jill

    Thank you for letting me wake up to another brilliant post! Made my day.

    August 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    • Oh Jill…. so happy you enjoyed this one! Thrilled it was a nice way to begin your day! Sending hugs ~ R

      August 21, 2012 at 8:34 PM

  24. Beautiful and sweet words, your genetic woman, mother and daughter make your thoughts tenderest bloom. The photography is beautiful, young children always have that unique and special magic.
    Gracias una vez más mi amiga…

    August 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    • Thank you dear Carlos– yes – I do agree that I must have that nurturing feminine gene thing going on here!! I can relate to the great “Mother Nature” too 🙂 So glad you liked the photography and feelings associated with this image. Gracias to you my friend!! 🙂 Robyn

      August 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

  25. Your words gave me chills. So beautiful. Wonderful photo. Heartwarming and touching. thank you, sweet sea sis 🙂 xoxoxo hugs and love

    August 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    • Thank you so much Sam 🙂 I am so happy this touched you so…. always appreciate you presence and love here… Sending lots of hugs and much love right back to you xo R

      August 21, 2012 at 8:38 PM

  26. Being that my childhood was quite traumatic at times I sometimes wonder… but your words just soothed my soul. Seriously, I felt such a comfort, joy, and peace reading this. Thank you!

    August 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    • I do often wonder the same Angel. Where do the blessings and beauty of natural forces go wrong in our society? I truly believe if everyone embraced these simple truths there would be so much more peace and so much less hurt. Collective energies would be so powerful… I am very happy to hear the post brought you soothing comfort today, as I’d been hesitant about posting with exactly this in mind. I hoped it would provide a ‘peace’ and foster renewed faith for anyone who has experienced hurt and pain as a child – reminding them that there is a force so much larger than any human could ever be taking care of us…giving us strength and love. So much appreciate your letting me know this was your experience dear one… Much Love to you, Robyn

      August 21, 2012 at 10:06 PM

  27. Works for paternal too. Good one.

    August 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    • Yes the urban, I agree — totally works for paternal as well as maternal. Thank you so much for your visit today ~ welcome! ~RL

      August 22, 2012 at 12:12 AM

  28. Julie Catherine

    I am weeping reading these words, Robyn – you have no idea how much I needed to read this today … if you read my post from today, you will understand why … I love you, dear friend. ~ Julie xoxox

    August 21, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    • Oh my goodness Julie – would you believe I am on your page this very moment – just finished – pressed the like button and then your notification on this comment just popped up! I’m wiping tears from my eyes – and wondering why some human parents go so off — why can’t they take the cues from the Divine – from Mother Nature — I will go back and comment now on your blog – but I am sending you big hugs and love – and as much comfort and peace as I can muster through cyberspace. You are loved ~ xxoo

      August 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM

      • Julie Catherine

        Somehow it doesn’t surprise me that you and I are reading each other’s pages at the exact same time … and thank you so much for the hugs and love … I really appreciate that right now. Would it be all right if I had a copy of this poem and photo to print out? I think I need to have them close to me for awhile …. xoxox

        August 22, 2012 at 12:04 AM

      • Amazing that we tuned in at the same time – especially now. Of course, absolutely you may have the poem and I can send you an original file image of the photo if you’d like… I just wrote you a lengthy comment on your blog too. I hope you find comfort there as well. Yes keep them close and know you are loved and nurtured by something so much more powerful than any earthly parent could ever be. Know that, and you will find peace there. Promise! xxoo

        August 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM

      • Julie Catherine

        Thank you, dear friend, for your generosity. The photo is large enough for me to print, and I appreciate being able to print out your lovely poem to keep close as I begin this final chapter of healing. My heart is already feeling lighter with your words, and with all the love and caring from my friends. Sending you much love, and gentle healing energies your way also, dear Robyn. xoxox

        August 22, 2012 at 12:49 AM

  29. This is so moving. Gave me chills. Thank you for these heartfelt words.

    August 22, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    • Thank you Millie ~ very happy you enjoyed and were touched! xo R

      August 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM

  30. How beautiful and moving. Put a tear in the eye. Very moving. Great shot honey. xxoxxo

    August 22, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    • Thanks Renee — so happy it touched you as it did me when I spotted this little babe about a month or so ago when I was still visiting the beach. Sending Love ~ R

      August 22, 2012 at 2:15 PM

  31. Wonderfully spiritual, Robyn. Nature certainly does embrace us doesn’t it? And your message and the wonderful little child who is there to receive the love of mother nature…beautiful. Hope you are well tonight, Blessings, Erin

    August 23, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    • Yes – I agree Erin… and thank you so much dear one!! So glad you enjoyed xo

      August 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

  32. Words and photograph absolutely beautiful. Thankyou 🙂

    August 25, 2012 at 3:26 AM

  33. Beautiful..I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Congrats. Leanne

    August 26, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    • Oh Leanne – thank you so much for your wonderful nomination. Very honored that you found my blog worthy. I have accepted this one before – but so flattered and grateful nonetheless~ Blessings to you! RL

      August 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM

  34. Sublime – Goes straight for the heart and gives it a big hug 🙂

    August 30, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    • Thank you so much Alex ~ I’m so glad you enjoyed and were touched by this one~ Much Love and hugs to you too~Robyn

      August 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM

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