Sunday, December 8, 2013


best of
all gifts around
any Christmas tree,
the presence of a happy
family all wrapped up in each

~Burton Hillis

i was just reading.
december eighth.
from simple abundance-a daybook of comfort and joy
by sarah ban breathnach.
in a nutshell.
it says that we, women, make ourselves.
trying to make Christmas perfect.
from presents to parties.
and traditions.
when what it really comes down to.
is just enjoying.
the blessings of the Holy Child.
and the gift of family.
enjoy the moments.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.


Nonnie said...

Robin, well said! you shared with us an amazing collection of photos of your family gathering the tree and your sweet cats! thank you.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful wintery post for the day and the perfect words as always, Robin. I'm a big fan of Sarah Ban Breathnach.and have been for years!! And she's right, we women do indeed make ourselves crazy! All we need is love, laughter and our family and friends!! Have a great week!

Donna said...

YOur images capture perfectly the magic of this season! Thanks for sharing - especially for those of us with NO snow!