I live alone with my preschooler in an off-grid cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia.
"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
I was outside in my yard today with a small, smouldering fire. Most of the yard debris I burnt in the fall but today to mark solstice after making a wreath for the door I burnt the remaining limbs of the young evergreen tree the recent snow pushed over. Two ravens flew noisily through the yard. They landed in trees and seemed to be discussing something between themselves in great detail. I watched them casting sideways glances at me. Were they concerned I was eavesdropping? "Look mommy," my daughter say's excitedly. This child is like the golden sunshine falling down on me through the tall tree's. In it I feel the gracious love of God and in gratitude I smile too. Merry Christmas!
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