Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My alter....

This morning I took some pictures of my alter table.  I have collected some special things that I keep on this table.  These are some of the things I cherish...
I love Buddahs.  There is something so peaceful about them.  I have collected quite a few, but I just can't seem to get enough of them.  Around this one are some crystals and stones that I've collected from different people and places.  Around his  neck is a necklace that Ron brought back from Tibet.  This is one of my favorite Buddahs.

  This beautiful Pieta used to belong to my Grandmother, Mildred Campbell.  Her and I were really close and I miss her all the time.  She experienced too much loss for one person to ever go through in a life time.  This statue always makes me think of her, holding her own son, my uncle that died in a practice flight, when he was a pilot in the army.  His name was William Samual Campbell II.  He was a co-pilot on an F-16.  He died before I was born.  He was my Dads older, only brother and he was my Grandmothers first born son. I believe he watches over me.       Also, next to the statue is my Grandmas bible.  These pieces are really special to me.
This statue is so special, because it came from the coffin of my husbands Grandmother.  Her and I held a special relationship of true friendship, and I miss it often.  I know she is happy to be in heaven with her true love, as she missed him terribly after he died, and she was left without him.  She was a beautiful lady.
A few more Buddahs...The ivory elephants belonged to my Grandmother, as did the bracelet in the front.  She loved to travel and bring home suveniers.
Haha, another Buddah...I think this one belonged to my Grandmother also.  The elephant is a little box I got in Thailand.  The bracelet I made when I went to BG Camp; there I learned so, so much, and met such beautiful souls that forever have touched my life.  The glass jar with the word DREAM comes from a wonderful time spent with incredible women, whom I love and admire.  The sister rock in front comes from a very special soul, one I'm never letting go of-BFSSF.

So this is my alter...a place where I can keep my most cherished things.  Where I can go to feel comfort and peace.  Where I can go to remember people and experiences.  Where I can pray or ask for guidance. Where I can go to feel calm.

Love is my religion.  I love God.  I love Jesus.  I love Buddah and the peace he gives me.  I love my family.  I love my friends.  I love peace.  I love simplicity.  I love quiet.  I love laughter.  I love memories.  I love clarity. I love to create.  I love new experiences.  I love learning. I love naps.  I love sleep. I love sunshine.  I love the ocean.  I love beaches.  I love my dog Cooper.  I know I will love heaven.  Oh there is just so much to love.


  1. i love this post! thanks for sharing!=)

  2. Beautiful Kelly...thank you for sharing this part of yourself with us...you have a beautiful soul!

  3. OH wow, what an amazing alter and not just any alter, one with lots of memories and love. Really special. Thank you for sharing your heart with us! Bless you so much!

  4. Sweet of you to share. Love the Pieta, we also have one from Rome, large and very heavy.

  5. I Love your beautiful treasures, Thank you for sharing them:O)Hugs and Smiles Isabel

  6. I love altars, and I am loving that yours is so inclusive. Thanks for sharing such a personal thing.

  7. It was so nice to see your altar and read about the different things you have on it and read what they each mean to you. You are a good and loving spirit, Kelly. I love your altar and how full of love you are, Kelly.
    ♥ audrey

  8. I love YOU!

    Been so busy I haven't got to check in with my fav girl's blog posts... these beauties you are creating are amazingly wonderful!

  9. Thanks for sharing this with us! I too have an "altar" of sorts in my living room, honoring my grandfather, who passed away at age 87 nearly three years ago. He fought in WWII, and was one of thousands of American soldiers to invade Europe in the operation on D-Day. An honorary "diplome" he received from the French government in 2003 is displayed on a shelf, and on his birthday and Memorial Day, I pick up a bouquet of flowers and place it next to the plaque; I don't get to visit his gravesite as often as I'd like, and this is one way for me to be "with him" and think of him every day.

  10. Thank you for sharing your alter with us. I feel blessed and inspired by this post. Simply beautiful in so many ways.

  11. This is so beautiful sweet friend. I can just see you before this beautiful little alter. I want to come stand before this sweet place and hold your hand and send thoughts of thankfulness for friendship. ox