Monday, December 13, 2010

Hold that thought...

This time of year has always been very special to me. A time to share with my sweet children. We bake. We listen to carols. We craft. We curl up under quilts- yes to stay warm, but it's a way to be close, too. A joyful frenzy. Feast days are celebrated with so much thoughtfulness and anticipation. Each child shining like the stars that they are. A time to really appreciate our many blessing, especially of each other. Just being together.

In some ways, this year is no different than past years. We are counting our blessings. Maybe more so. We are spending simple times together- a whole afternoon styling barbie hair, coloring pictures, no baking- but the "spice cake" candle makes us think that we are. The lights twinkle just as brightly. The snow is lovely- perfect for this time of year.

But we've made the decision to "hold that thought." A gentle abiding is in the air. Festivities will come. Celebrations will be renewed. But for now, it is enough to enjoy the snow, the quiet, the peace of the season.


Peni said...

Peaceful snow and warm hearts ... a very good thought to hold.

Sarah N. said...

It snowed on me the entire way from Auburn to B-ham this morning - but thankfully it wasn't sticking. But it is COLD here too - currently 28.

Wish I could share some Red Pepper Chicken with you - that would warm us up!

Love you!

Darcie said...

As I was writing your e-mail this morning, I had thoughts going through my head, but I just couldn't figure out the *right* way to project them to you. I wanted to tell you that even though I've come to know you and your family more and more through the years -- especially through the Feast season -- it's okay for you to lean back this year...just *be* in the moment. And then I read this. ;-) My heart feels lighter for you.

Love and hugs and peace.

julieQ said...

I loved this made me feel that these are the important things. Thank you for sharing your thoughts...they are wonderful.