Sunday, December 15, 2013

December Love - My Christmas Card to You

From early October on....I hope for snow. If its in the forecast..I am up several times in the night, peeking out the shades. If in fact its falling..I wrap in a blanket and step out in my slippers, lifting my face toward the swirling icy crystals.

Its beautiful. It always makes my heart sing, I'm not exactly sure why.
Everything looks pristine under its white blanket, and the quiet that falls along with it is ethereal.
I simply love it.

Chandler loves it too.

Ever since I found this bird nest on the path, tucked in a blue spruce, I envisioned how stunning a red Christmas ornament would look nestled in there.
The first day it snowed, even though it was -2 degrees, I tucked the shiny red ball  in my pocket, and with my" always eager to hit the trail" dog, set out to bring my vision to life.

The white on white of the birch trees against the frozen pond is also calling to me for a touch of Christmas adornment, I cannot resist its quiet request.

 December is so full of our busyness. No other month can compare!
The lists, the shopping, the baking, the giving,..
Nostalgia weaves its golden threads through our hearts.
We remember Christmas's past, loved ones far away, those who are no longer with us.
We love. We give.
We celebrate the birth of Jesus. Who first loved.
Who first gave.
So Thankful He came to save us. 

I love snow covered trees. This was taken looking out my kitchen window when I lived in out Little House in the woods, in Lake Stevens. The snow was so heavy, we could hear branches snapping off in the night under the heavy blanket of white.

I am so blessed to be surrounded by by so much beauty, I love to share it with all of you. I hope it brings you joy!

I hope this December,  you are surrounded by those you love, that you can still find joy, and beauty in this world that sometimes seems to have gone mad. If it snows where you are... lift your face into the frosty swirl...

and for goodness sake EAT some of this zero calorie ice cream!

and finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable... if anything is praiseworthy, think about such things. Phil.4:8

Look for that beauty, and love, and joy in December, and carry it in your hearts all the year through!

With love from Gail,

1 comment:

  1. Wow Gail. I am so glad this was the first mail I opened today. You are a poet and an artist. Thank you my Amiga.


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