15 Dec 2012


the mornings are cooler than last year,
and seasoned, white frosted,
darker than I remember,
or perhaps because this year we wake before the sun,
a good hour or two, 
(or three some days)

slowly walls and shelves
take on the festivities,
hands busily sewing,
baking, keeping a little one amused,
then quilting, stamping,
cutting, listing, humming,
tasting, laughing, sighing, 
napping, mess-making, 
and cleaning-up-afterwards too.

today we received our first christmas card
all the way from australia,
it was beautifully handmade,
and a little bitter sweet; 
to be reminded of how far away we are from our dear ones,
and yet, remembering,
the light of this season
is not simply the joy of good food,
pine, red trim and near kin -
but the gift of grace
of love divine,
of Him.


  1. Thank the Lord for His unending love and grace!

  2. life is good. beautiful.


  3. Beautiful. I love this season for the constant fresh reminders of His unending grace.

  4. I love these little glimpses, and knowing that over in France you are slowly preparing for Christmas, just as we are here.

    Also, that tea (?) looks amazing.


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