Breathing freely at Billin
16 July 12
When I needed to get away from Brisbane for a bit of breathing room, I chose to visit friends who wouldn’t mind taking in our large family with no advance notice. Hellena and Currawong have seven children still living at home — and an eighth currently visiting — and yet they gladly welcomed us into their beautiful space at the intentional community of Billin Cliffs in northern NSW.
This was our first visit to Billin Cliffs, so I was interested to follow the girls around and see more of the community facilities.
I met some other ladies while our girls were playing at the playground. This was the first time that I received the “all girls?” question, and in providing an answer I choked up. It is so hard to have lost my only son as his absence is magnified by the beautiful abundance of girls that still surround me.
Our visit at Billin Cliffs was just what I needed to return home refreshed and strengthened. Our girls’ friendships with Lily and Spiral were strengthened, Hellena and Currawong are so supportive (and entertaining!), and I’m so thankful to have them in my life.