i found this wonderful silent night HERE on etsy
today i just wanted to thank all the dear sweet people who read this blog. i say that like there are so many of you, when in reality there really aren't. but there is a handful and for that i am deeply grateful. this time of year always gets so crazy for me. no matter how hard i try to simplify, i always feel the stress of the season.
my mom passed away 5 yrs. ago but she was the BIGGEST fan of christmas that ever there was and she seemed to make it so beautiful and magical and wondrous for everyone around her with no anxiety at all. i have always marveled at that and been grateful for the memories and traditions she created for us as a family.
last year as i was fighting the evening holiday traffic, not finding "that one gift" that my children wanted, bumping into other grumpy last minute shoppers, late on my christmas cards...again and knowing i would be up ALL christmas eve wrapping presents...i heard a song that brought tears to my eyes. i don't even know if it was a new song or not, but the words had a profound effect on me.
"did my own mother keep this pace or was the world a different place?"
no matter what you believe or celebrate, this time of year can get chaotic for everyone. my gift to you, my friends, tonight is THIS SONG!
"i need a silent night. a holy night. to hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise. i need a midnight clear. a little peace right here. to end this crazy day with a silent night."
i wish you all a silent night!
much love to you,