Of Sprigs and Twigs
Heart Strings and Sisterly Love
Grandmother and Grandson
Weaving Love into a Wreath
Wishing You Peace and Love
In gratitude and special thanks to the volunteers in Horticulture Therapy who donated the awesome twigs and sprigs, prepared delicious food and homemade cider, and brought special people together, including a warm visit from my mother and sister, who joined us in making wreaths and swags.
My son and I are staying home for Christmas this year, mostly caring for our sweet dog, Tiny, who has stomach cancer. Our days with Tiny are limited. I can feel the approaching time. Some days, like today, I feel it in enormous waves of sadness. I cry, which helps a little. Crying is good for you when you feel sad.
Christmas isn’t always happy. I pray for the grieving families in Connecticut. I pray for people who are hurting, hungry or without a door to hang a wreath.
I’m grateful for the time I have with my son and our dogs, healthy food, and the special time we had with family. I love the wreath my son and mother made and simply adore the little swag of sprigs and twigs hanging over my kitchen sink window.
The Spirit of Christmas is in my heart, even though there is sadness too. The Horticulture Therapy group is such a gift to me, and a special part of our lives. Who would have thought that Santa would show up in a Green Healing Day, but ‘he’ did.