Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Frosty Morning Walk

If you have to be out walking

on a winter morning, during Christmas vacation,

it is a good thing that there is so much breathtaking, icy beauty

even in the morning's stark, barren frozen-ness.

Because that dramatic winter beauty is really the only reason I can think of

for getting out of a warm, perfectly rumpled bed

and going out walking

on a winter morning, during Christmas vacation.

1 comment:

  1. Shelley,

    What beautiful pictures of your beautiful walk. And you do have a beautiful walk - with the Lord. I read it in your writing, I see it in your mothering, and I hear it in your caring and compassion.

    I hope you and your family have the most Merry of Christmases, doing the important thing, which is celebrating the birth of Christ. And you DO have traditions - you have a tradition of loving your children and being an incredible mother. Never forget that. I am like you in that our traditions seem to change, especially lately. That is okay. The kids still love to come home, they love to be with family and they love to celebrate this most important of holidays.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

    Love & hugs,