My Apologies

My intent with the Story Pieces series that I started was to give you something every Friday, but I don’t have anything new to give you today. For those of you looking forward to the next installment, I’m very sorry. You will get more Gwen and more fairies next Friday in the new year. And I’m planning on writing even more to make up for it.

Yesterday was Christmas and I had the joy of cooking a meal for my husband, our moms, and my grandma. It was our first Christmas as a married couple and I know that I loved all of it.

I hope that, for those of you who celebrate Christmas, that you had a wonderful time enjoying the people that you love. For those of you who don’t, I hope that you had a wonderful time celebrating your own holidays and traditions. To all of you, today and every day, celebrate whatever time you’re given with the people you love. We don’t know the length of time we’ve been given here.

When I give I give myself.

~Walt Whitman, from Song of Myself

Frank, Leonard Roy. Random House Webster’s Quotationary. New York: Random House, 1999. Print.

Merry Christmas

This is the first day of the last full week of December of 2013. It’s also Christmas week. Both of these facts are mind blowing to me because I’m excited for both. And, besides today, I’m taking the week off.¬†Part of why I’m giving myself the week is because I’m making lunch on Christmas Eve for my family and I need to clean my apartment and cook and do other fun stuff. I’m also, when I can, going to take the time to read, write, and work in some “me” time.

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the people you love because that’s what the season is about–spreading the joy that God gave us by sending His son to teach us what love really is.