I think I get just as excited for Christmas as my kids do :D I love the anticipation and the activities. I love candles, and carols and cookies. And - no - I wasn't trying to think of "c" words, it just came out that way. But, like nearly everyone else, I have to fight back the tendency to let myself get overbooked, overcomplicated, and overwhelmed.
But some invitations aren't a burden - these friends, they restore your soul.
My friend, Danyale, invited me to come have some Christmas tea.
You all know I'm not a prissy, raised-pinky, girly-girl. No fear of that, though ;D
Danyale - and her home - are warm and inviting.
She and her SIL Hosanna, had prepared a beautiful and delicious welcome.
But I think the table looks even better with these kind faces around it :D
(Can you guess which three are expecting?!)
We talked, we sang, we prayed, we feasted...
... and had our Christmas tea, with our sisters in the Lord.
* Happy sigh. *
And as I headed home through farms and fields, the snow began falling on the flocks of snow geese.