from Garden and Gun
From my little corner of the South,
Christmas snuck up on me this year.
Like a mischevious child, sneeking up from behind,
The planner, always wanting to be prepared.
part of me is in a tizzy.
Final presents to purchase,
and menus to plan,
and food to purchase,
guest room preparations to make...
all these things swirl around in my head,
this week before Christmas.
Then there is the one thing...
that looms over it all,
the great sadness of those families
I imagine the presents under the trees,
and presents yet to be wrapped,
who's receipient is missing.
And, my heart breaks.....
Why should I be in a tizzy?
I wanted to blog about my home decorations,
family celebrations, meals and recipes.
But I can't...it doesn't seem right for me right now.
My Christmas wish is for comfort for the children and adults of Newtown,
peace for us all,
a friend for each of us,
and to love and be loved.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Do not be afraid."