Last Sunday was such a wonderful day in our restaurant with hundreds of guests joining us for celebratory Mother’s Day meals. Thank you. I am beyond proud of our team for handling so many people graciously.

Our restaurant is now officially open for the season! Open daily 9-4, serving breakfast & lunch until Father’s Day, then our hours will be 8:30 to 8 with the addition of our dinner menu.  We start our season with a smaller menu and here it is. Starting Breakfast and Lunch Menu. 

This time of year is so joyous as we welcome visitors from around the world to our property. It is such an honour to be a stop on someone’s journey. 

We’re still experiencing frost here on the Island, so no annuals or seeds going in the ground yet. If you are around the next few weeks, we have split and potted some perennials for sale. All funds go to help us with the cost of running the Gardens of Hope. And a thank you goes out to all supporters who have helped us with the sunroom addition currently being added to the Gardens of Hope Respite Cottage. 

I love early mornings, the fresh air offerings, the sounds of birds waking up and singing to a rising sun while watching it cracking the horizon. 

Trying to live more intentional, I decided to make a cup of tea and sit outside to watch the sunrise each day. What a treat. I took this photo May 18, 2018, at 5:43 am. May I suggest you "google" the sunrise time in your area and set the alarm to ensure you are there to greet the new day dawning. 

“What breaks in daybreak? Is it the night? Is it the sun, cracked in two by the horizon like an egg, spilling out light?” ― Margaret Atwood

I read a beautiful story today of incarcerated men who became caregivers to fellow convicts in a Californian prison hospice centre. Read here.

This is a long holiday weekend in Canada. Monday marks Victoria Day. Many Islanders will be spending time outdoors getting their gardening done, cooking meals on the BBQ, and enjoying picnics with their families. How do you like to spend a long spring weekend?

I am curious to know if you were an early riser and watched the Royal Wedding this morning between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!

The quote I am contemplating this week.

“The present moment holds infinite riches beyond your wildest dreams but you will only enjoy them to the extent of your faith and love. The more a soul loves, the more it longs, the more it hopes, the more it finds.” ~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Wishing you a wonderful weekend with love from Prince Edward Island! 

Sincerely,

Bruce