This past Friday I took my just-turned-two year old grandson out for his afternoon walk on the farm so his mother could decorate the Christmas tree. When the two of us returned from our blustery walk, we got the first glimpse of lights and ribbons and balls—a perfect tree!
The moment of awe came unexpectedly when he said “happy” (for the first time in my hearing!) and clapped his hands, giving me a hug that changed me forever. An unexpected moment of awe gave rise in me a beautiful feeling of joy and hope that all is well in this precious moment.
“Peace on earth,” I whispered. May there be peace on earth.
This is our team’s hope for you and those you love this holiday season, however you celebrate it. May a moment of awe, found even in the everyday and the unexpected, make you, in the word of my grandson, “happy.” As we take time to celebrate, we’ll pause our blog until January and wish you a happy, healthy holiday and new year to come.