Have you ever felt like if you could just stand still long enough the world might just catch up?
I've been looking closer in the mirror lately...Not because I see me but, because I see my mother. The world is starting to catch up or should I say...Come full circle! We spent our 7th Christmas without mom this year. Have we adapted? I would say we have but have we liked it? Left without a choice I would have to say we make do but, Christmas just is not the same without my mom. What a wonderful lady she was and, as time goes on and and things happen to me (which remind me of her) I often think to myself that I AM becoming my mother. Now, in my more mature (?) mind I find myself saying: "Bring it on"!
President Hinckley said:
"It is good to look to the past to gain appreciation for the present and perspective for the future. It is good to look upon the virtues of those who have gone before, to gain strength for whatever lies ahead.. Their tremendous example can become a compelling motivation for us all."
So, as I say farewell to this year and look ahead to next, I will not for one day forget the women who made my life rich with memories and wisdom and, who's examples continue to weave their magic into my everyday existence.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I woke this morning to a pink glow out my window...The lights reflecting off the new fallen snow. It was 3:30 am and yes, I had to take some pictures. If you have never been outside in the snow at 3:30 I highly suggest it. It's sensory overload...and might I add, VERY quiet...Yes, silence can truly overload your hearing! I think that I have been trained to only hear what man has made. In the quiet of the morning you can hear all the things that "man" has not made. So glad to have started this day out early. It may be the only moment today that is calm, quiet and relaxing...
Dinners, dance recitals, school programs, and Santa! The grandchildren are successfully wound up with moms and dads desperately trying to keep them calm until the big day. Oh how I remember my kids when they were little trying so hard to be good so that Santa would bring them EVERYTHING on their Christmas list! Awe, they just grow up too fast...