This is our simple abode, our little honeymoon apartment while we wait for farm doors to open. It is charming and cozy. Using simple additions such as greenery, lights, and candles, plus things that mean something from Christmases past, one can create a lovely place to dwell in the candlelight of Yule.
A trip outdoors found fresh air, deer resting in the snow covered grasses, and fresh tips of trees that joined the celebration.
Lights are strung across the ceiling, across the door and window, and the candles and greenery are set.
But the sweetest gift of the season thus far was from my daughter, Shyanne. I woke up a few nights ago with a sudden devastated thought that all of the kids’ Santa pictures were gone. Holding them in my hands the other day at her home was an amazing blessing. While I was busy having a nervous breakdown, figuring out where we going to live, and trying to get out of the home we were in quickly, Shyanne was calmly filling her car with boxes and things and taking them to her apartment. She gave me back the box of ornaments and I nearly wept for joy. These little things do mean so much to us.
May this season of holidays bring you all peace. May they be filled with laughter and family and joy. And surprise gifts of happiness and love.