Monday 23 December 2013
Christmas is here. I braved the grocery store one last time today and spent the rest of the morning in the kitchen, tucking yummy things away for the next couple of days. Did I finish everything I wanted to? No. Not even close. But I'm calling it quits and taking a little rest before the fun begins.
I don't feel like I'm really ready for Christmas until I've spent a little time in contemplation. Something about the season makes old scares prickle and I have to let a few tears fall. Then I'm ready for joy and peace and hope.
Sitting here by the fire, I'm looking around our home -- all is quiet now -- anticipating. Will Little Miss S sense the importance of the day? Will she like the paper and boxes best of all? Will she know how loved she is as she empties her stocking? Everything I want this Christmas, I already have.
Wishing you much joy this Christmas.