Today I would like to share with you the beauty of winter as 2013 comes to a close…
The trees of winter.
I used to dread winter and live for the summer. But now as I grow older, I have come to see the beauty of the winter months. I used to find waking up with the darkness of night lingering still outside quite depressing and I missed waking up with the warm golden summer sun. But now I find a certain joy in waking up in the cold darkness, quietly doing my sacred morning rituals while the dark turns to light. There is beauty in that.
I used to dislike cold walks home in the evening at the end of the day. I knew it would be cold, rainy, dark and long. But now I love being wrapped up in my beautiful new winter coat, with the bright lights of traffic, stars and festivity guiding me home. And I like to think about my day and how it was. And the joy in coming home to a warm home, putting on my extra fluffy socks, filling up my hot water bottle (one of the best decisions I made in 2013 – to get a hot water bottle), and drinking a hot drink.
The joy of stepping into a warm home after playing in the snow. And the joy in becoming warm. Becoming okay.
Knowing that though I may not be there yet, I am becoming.
Alexis making us hot chocolate with almond milk after our frolicking in the snow.
And then it was time to make our gingerbread village. Sunday funday!
This was the first time I ever tried a candy cane!
Our nails. Mine were done by Alexis. I love them!
Kamloops in the 7:00am soft quiet & white.
The christmas lights on our porch.
Hot chocolate in my Peter Rabbit mug, by the fire.
April and christmas.
A giant wave in the sky made of cloud.
A cute little christmas village.
2013 has been a difficult year for me, but it has taught me to find sweetness in struggles. To face the coldness of winter with warmth in my heart.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!