As we get closer to the Winter Solstice, we’ve noticed something strange. Time seems to be slowing down. This will be our first year celebrating the shortest day, the first year we will mark this passage of the seasons, the turning point, the beginning of the sun’s journey back to our side of the world.
Tonight we start preparations for our small family Sunday celebration. We’ve been inspired by so many in our ways to celebrate, but I would like to thank Kim and KC in particular for their support in answering questions, sharing their experience and allowing us to enter this new tradition confident that it is the right thing for our family. We wanted to do so much at first, it was honestly becoming overwhelming. Such wonderful activities, books, traditions out there, we didn’t know where to start. But we finally decided on a few activities to do together, following the day, letting nature guide us…
I’ll be back to share with you our activities throughout the week-end. I’m hoping you’ll share with me your celebrations. Feel free to link your pages for all to see in the comments below.
The family wide sickness seems to be loosening its grasp. Although we are not out of the woods yet, appetites are mostly back, energy levels are up and we are finally back on track. I’ve been quiet this week for simple lack of things to say. Our evenings were full of candles, slow meals, baking, coloring, reading and warm baths. Our mornings have slowed as well. With preschool soon coming to a halt for the holidays, we’ve been slower getting out the door in the morning and Little Miss has been getting surprised with early pick-ups all week. We’ve enjoyed new books, pancake breakfasts and mama even got to enjoy some morning knitting while the kiddos entertained themselves.
I have to say I’ve never felt more calm and peaceful so close to the holidays. And I know our choices have made a difference in our daughter as well. I’ve received comments from her teachers saying that she’s the only one in her group who hasn’t shown a change in her concentration or attention levels with the holidays coming. And that to me is by far one of my greatest motivation.
Oh what wonderful promise 2015 holds…
Wishing all of you a most wonderful week-end and a happy HAPPY Winter Solstice! xo