Jan 25, 2023

Fast Forward to the Now

My favorite photo of our Salem Oregon  back yard into our field. 

And if you look very carefully - you can see 2 deer - some deep connectors to my "True North" Alaskan self that lived on a beautiful forested island in Alaska.

Here, as a young child, with 4/5 of my brothers plus mom and dad standing in our tiny front yard leading down into our first home, a  basement apartment kitty corner to our eventual bigger home of our Grandma Elli Tiitto Savikko and our Grandpa Herman Robertson Saastamoinen Savikko.

Each of us future 5 children carrying our  double ancestral legacies of our beautiful French Louisiana raised  mother and my Finnish Alaskan pioneer family father. Douglas Island Alaska circa 1957.

To this day I carry the Spanish moss covered cypress trees of the South to the magical Alaskan lichen moss covered evergreen trees of the other,  my true north compass of my heart. 

Southern to Northern to Northern European in my very 1/2 and 1/2 DNA. Always deeply connected to my Finnish Alaskan roots with my French heritage right behind my heart.

And these two very "dear deer" came back many times. A truly blessed connection.

Especially when I felt them looking into my soul as they stood under then passed through my sacred Prayer Arch with its Prayer Ribbons into our yard and under the branches of our memorial Prayer Flag Tree!

Thank you Blessed Guardians for keeping me safe! As I tell others I don't have the one Guardian Angel our dear mother told us we all had since all five of of our births! 

Oh no, it took a legion of Guardians to keep all 5 of us alive and safe! Blessings galore abound.

I was much younger when I could still climb safely onto our roof clamering through this window.

Half window/half safe access without visiting our entry way below with what was then a much lighter kerplunk if I were to challenge my ability to at least float if not fly down to our front entry way now!

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Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, from my heart and with my hands