Rainer is 6

My Sweet Prince Rainer turned 6 yesterday

This boy reminds me daily
how precious small moments are.
He reminds me that the world
has gone mad
and perhaps
he is the only sane one left.

We’ve poisoned our food,
medicated our drinking water,
Forced to live beyond our means,
To live with instant gratification.

You remind me to slow down,
To cook mindfully,
Live honestly, patiently,
And with simple purpose.

There are consequences
to each action,
and with each thought
there is guilt, regret and sorrow.

But you’ve taught me
love, perseverence and HOPE.

Our family has ventured
The Road Less Travelled,
and the walk has been hard
but very much worth it.


Published by Giovanna Scott

Artist, Educator, Joy Seeker, and Lover of Good Coffee. I began this blog in December 2006 to document the ebb and flow of our life. It has now become a steady record of my artistic journey and a home for my collections.

11 thoughts on “Rainer is 6

  1. WOW gigi, i can hardly see through my tears to type.YOU AMAZE ME almost daily!a pillar of strengh, and what every mum aspires to be.Rainer is SOOOO lucky to have YOU!

  2. Such true words Gigi and how sad that the mad world cannot slow down and see what you can see!! Amazing gifts are only given to the people with the heart and capacity to truly appreciate and love them and you are one of those people who are truly deserving :)Happy 6th Birthday Rainer!!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday to Rainer.Love what you have written – you are amazing and Rainer is so lucky to have you as his Mum. Makes me stop and think about what I am doing. You are such an inspiration to so many people – bought tears to my eyes as I read your words to Rainer.

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