|Ellie waits for Christmas to arrive |
(or maybe food)
It is a time of waiting. Snow falls. The world softens. My heart is full.
I have everything I want for Christmas, right here, right now, in my home, in my heart.
Last night we gathered around a laden table, family and friends, Ellie sleeping at our feet below (or maybe she was just trying to mooch food and wasn't really sleeping). Both my daughters were there, one boyfriend, C.C., his two children, his son's girlfriend, my mother, both my sisters (a first in many, many years), my brother-in-law, and dear friends.
|Anne with the Christmas Hen|
for the Vegetarians
And after dinner, the men retreated to the den to watch the end of the hockey game while the women sat in the 'drawing room' the Christmas tree lights glittering, the candles flickering and love dancing all around.
So this is Christmas.
In my heart.
Full and loving. Content and serene.
So this is Christmas. Love is in the air. Love is all around.
May the spirit of Christmas abound in all our lives.