Our amarylis stretched her pedals wide to greet 2013 last Tuesday. I couldn’t believe she chose this day to awaken, but it seemed to represent a fresh start for our family. We needed a bit of freshness around these parts, seeing as each of us took our turn with the nasty flu bug that has been making its way through our neck of the woods. My illness and long recovery is the reason it has taken me so long to return to this space.
I am very thankful to be feeling back to my normal self, and to share some holiday images with all of you. Because of our bouts with illness, this holiday season was very low key, but it turned out to be a bit of a blessing. Instead of the constant buzzing from here to there that often takes place around Christmas and New Year’s Day, we were able to nestle in and just enjoy some quality home-time with one another.
I hope each and every one of you had a blessed holiday season, and find yourself filled with the sense of renewal this time of year brings with it. Can you feel it? As I sit here, clad in wool from head to toe, sipping my morning coffee, writing this post, I can feel the uniqueness of this time of year. It’s a stirring deep within me, telling me this is sure to be a year filled with many blessings and a whole lot challenges. I can’t wait to dive into the depths of this newness and get started.
I wish all of you a wonderful 2013!