Friday, December 17, 2010
Holidays & Happiness - For Better and Worse
The night before, there was a tragedy which affected a few of the invited.
Our hearts were with them as they did what they needed to.
It put a solemn touch on the day. But, I think it just underlined the important of focusing on loving those around us. Never taking a moment for granted. Our family knows that all too well.
Yet, there was food on the stove and people on their way...
Once the folks who could attend had arrived and coats were off, I looked around. The standing light in the corner was wrapped in greenery and little rustic twine ornaments of red and brown balls with white lights shining through them.
twine wrapped candles giving the room a warm glow. And, lastly there was food galore and, courtesy of Eli, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was playing quietly on the TV.
We laughed and ate.
And, at one point all of the adults were watching Charlie Brown. Who can resist Linus? "I know the true meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown!"
It was warm. And, wonderful.
And, I thought of you.
I wouldn't know "how" to make such a loving Christmas without all those years spent at your home.
Posted by Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D at 11:43 AM