Winter. Winter is dark. Winter is cold. Winter can even be lonely. But there are so many things I love about the winter time. Yeah, it gets dark early but that just means the lights can be turned on sooner. Yeah, its cold, sometimes beyond cold, but we get to sit by the fire. Winter can be lonely too. But not if you have amazing people who love you.
Winter is a time for candle light, baking, wood stoves, car heaters, friends that knit you scarves, friends who make you laugh, friends who are there late at night and you need to talk, family who supports and encourages you, music, love, and remembering the important things.
This Christmas I have not gotten in to the buying at all. And I mean at ALL.
It is not the buying at Christmas that matters. It is the giving.
I’ve been given so much this year. A lot of support. A lot of opportunities. A lot of love. A lot of chances. A lot of adventures. A lot of keys to new doors.
I know I cant possibly find what I need at the mall, or any store. And when was it declared that the time of giving was only during the month of December? One day? To give back all that was given to me this year? No way.There are so many people I am indebted for the rest of my life.
Thank you all for all your love and support over the last year and my whole life. I am truly a blessed person for having so many people who care about me in my life. I don’t take it for granted. I am thankful everyday.
Just a few to mention, though there are tons.
My Mommy, who is my hero and support net in any and all ways possible
My Dad, who has supported and encouraged me throughout my life, no matter how crazy it is
Brother, though he can drive me crazy, it’s a good kinda crazy
Dore, who has taught me way more in life than just how rock flower design
Amie, there are no words.
Jenn, my encouragement, inspiration, and leader of my posse
Cait, my girl talk queen, has been there for me since the high school days
Eric, for giving me strength to reach my dreams
Melinda, the newest member of my posse, who has been there in HUGE ways, which is impressive given the time we’ve known eachother
Chad, our bubbly friendship of 21 years – still going strong.
Roy, for opening a new chapter in my life and giving me beautiful opportunities
David, for listening and sharing his passion for his work
Kenn, for driving me to be the best I can and not letting me get away with any less
Thank you everyone. You are what light up my life and make it worth living. Even on dark winter nights, my light stays bright because of the amazing group of people who I love. I can never give you enough.
Happy Christmas to you all!