Sunday, December 24, 2006
Christmas Eve From Our House to Yours
On this Christmas Eve, we prepare to celebrate a very special day. A day of family, of love and of hope. Hope for many blessings of the coming new year.
We are so blessed this year as a family. Two of our children found and married their soul mates, making complete that our children have all found great and abiding love in life. What more could parents want for their children !
And now we are expecting two wee ones in the coming year. Yes, two...can you guess the parents of baby #2 ?
Our year has been so full, we have felt blessing after blessing poured out to us. We have been touched by wonderful friends and dear family. We celebrated 28 years of marriage, and can only say that our love has grown more each and every day.
Christmas has become a consumer holiday, often times forgetting what the man stood for, whose birthday we celebrate on this day. A man of peace and compassion. It would be a wonderful gift from us to give what he taught us to give. Love, unconditional love.
This night as the fire casts copper reflections on our floor, warming both body and soul. A night when the tree is lit, and candles glow, we wish each one of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Patty and Emery
Our dinning room table this very night.
True Bayberry Candles burning brightly, with the hope for a new year filled with good luck as is the custom from colonial days, they will burn down to the socket of the candle holder tonight.
There is a little saying from days of old that say... " a bayberry candle burned to the socket puts luck in the home, food in the larder, and gold in the pocket."
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...