Click on the link to see my slide show Christmas card. Be patient and you will need to click to advance to the next slide. (Not sure why I couldn’t make that work!) My heart is full of joy this year and I want to share with you the beauty of this place. The miracle of life is all around me in the grand things and the minute. When you realize you have everything you need how can you feel but joyous?
Lily’s act of kindness was the ultimate Christmas present for me. She saved up $48 from her egg business and bought as many cat and dog toys and treats she could at the dollar store and took and overflowing bag down to the animal shelter. She stayed awhile and cuddled cats and then she asked if she could volunteer to cuddle cats and that she wanted to come back for Martin Luther King Day because that is the day that President Obama asked everyone to help make the world better. The people at the shelter had tears in their eyes and I was bawling. Thing is, all kids are that generous and loving, we just forget to teach them to show it. It was a great lesson for her to see what she could accomplish and a reminder for me about the real goals in parenting.
From our family and our farm, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a wish that the small beauties in life will not go unnoticed and that we will all be kind to each other.