Last Thursday morning I awoke to this outside my bedroom window
And I saw beauty.
|FROM OUR BEDROOM|
I saw them bundling up and running outside to play
I saw a Mother laughing from the window and shaking her head " no, no " as we urged her to come play with us.
I saw all of us having porridge beside the radio that always sat on the kitchen table - listening with hearts pounding for our school to be called out for a " snow day "
|FROM THE OFFICE|
and poorly insulated windows crystallized with our names etched on the glass..................and cocoa simmering in the kitchen.
I saw snowmen and forts built of snow - and bumpy home made skating rinks in the back yard.
|FROM THE SECOND OFFICE WINDOW|
I saw soup on the stove and cookies in the oven
And home made decorations on the tree
|FROM THE GUEST ROOM|
I saw hills the size of mountains and toboggans that fit 4 - I saw us all hanging on to each other for dear life - unsucessfully.
I saw skates and thick woollen socks and cheeks as red as apples.
|FROM THE SECOND GUEST ROOM|
I saw a little girl kneeling by her bed - on too cold floors - praying for her family - her friends - and another snow day.
Prayers were simple then.
|FROM THE LIVING ROOM|
|FROM THE DEN|
But in December?
When this happens?
I feel just the tiniest bit sorry for those who have never known it.
It's heavenly - truly almost holy - and what Christmas is supposed to look like in my part of the world
|FROM THE PORCH|
When I awoke I saw magic.
And a walk down memory lane where I bumped into a little girl who stilled believed in it.
Oh and by the way if you're wondering what John saw?
John says - what a bloody horrible mess out there.
See different things...........................
Have a wonderful day everyone -
From Snowy Montreal
I'll be sharing at the following fabulous parties !
Sand & Sisal A Stroll Thru Life
Life on Lakeshore Drive Between Naps on the Porch
A Stroll Thru Life The Scoop
Kathe with an E