Simple Gifts and Spiral Notebooks

  (Shyanne when she was littler.) Christmas Eve was upon us again.  We gathered around the kitchen table excitedly finishing our supper with Christmas music dancing through the house. Christmas was my mother’s favorite time of year and even though the stress of finances was on them, my parents enjoyed the season.  Our beautiful tree glistened with old ornaments, funky childmade ornaments, and lights.  The same angel that always looked down, did so from her perch that year from the top of the tree.  Our stockings were hung, on the wall, so it seems, no fireplace was there.  The three of … Continue reading Simple Gifts and Spiral Notebooks