For the New Year...
I can usually remember what I was reading at different transitional times in my life. A snowy, homesick day in
brings back memories of “Of
Human Bondage” by W. Somerset Maugham and “ China A Circle of Quiet” by Madeline L’Engle.
Early days of nursing Isia were coupled with a weighty tome on John Lennon. And
these days, as my Dad recovers from his hemorrhagic stroke in early November, have
been paired with “Sabbath” by Wayne Muller. It’s been a practical reminder of rest during these past two intense
months of baby-rearing, homeschooling & care-giving for my parents. It’s
also helped me, especially that quote above, to adjust my expectations this Christmas. To not try to force a normal Christmas with all its trimmings. Instead we bypassed our tree this year, as well as stockings and handmade gifts, and went straight to holiday movies, mugs of hot chocolate, and naps. Lots of naps.
It also brings me back to this special space, just in time for the New Year. Because the wheel keeps going faster, and sharing here is sweet rest in the midst of this journey. Thank you, always, for joining us along the way. Wishing all of us health, peace, and light in the New Year… and many naps too! (wink)
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