Monday, December 17, 2012
Peace On Earth~
Sunday Night..last night... a group of lovely carolers came to our home..I think it is a tradition now..they collect food for the food bank..or $ donations..the snow was gently falling..many carried candles..Ages..from under 1..up until adult..
Three were right in front of me and caught my eye most as they were right there.. on our balcony porch..the others were down the stairs and up the path..
A young boy maybe 6..a young girl maybe 5 and another young girl maybe 8..
Holding these candles as I mentioned..in the dark of night with snow swirling by the lampstandards....it was magical.In a different magical way~
And they sang..so sweetly..Little Drummer Boy..Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum..
Watching these angels..I could not help myself but think of the tragic recent events~They have never left my thoughts for very long..
I will remember..
It was as if the carolers and snow were blanketing our street with such comfort and peace.
As if they were caroling for them ...their sound floating towards the heavens..
It moved me even more than in the previous year.. with reason...and as I bent to place my offering in a wicker basket ..(I didn't have things on hand that I would feel good about giving..)the little boy said.."But We Came For Food"!And everyone laughed.. so innocent ..so honest..I reassured him that they could buy some things they may need to add..
I am certain everyone was touched Sunday night..and God Bless the little boy who actually make everyone smile~For one brief moment all was well with the world~
We had company this weekend and all shared our sorrow and thoughts..
It had been planned in October..one couple I had not seen in three years..they are great grandparents now..
All of us.. could not imagine going through such a horrific event.
We shared memories..stories ..food.. and drink..
It is comforting to talk about these things..and more so..while sharing food..breaking bread~
I made Susan's Nuts..there is a reason for me mentioning people and recipes...
If you are still looking for nibbles.. these are great..I have been sharing recipes with Susan..for years ..through the magic of the web.. we have shared being moms..spouses..then becoming nanas..creating blogs..sharing Christmases..
I never tire of mentioning how grateful I am to those of you that I have formed bonds with over the years~
This time of year..reminds me to tell you even more..
To thank you for your sharing..camaraderie..empathy..trust..It is amazing what you can sometimes share through an email..that in person..is just too hard to do..
I will always be the one who says it too much..in my life:)How much I care..when I do.
The boys are immune to it..(do you know how much nana loves you? "Gros gros gros comme le ciel~"the girls have it repeated to them so often..and Jacques also..
It's my nature.
So this is my mushy post..thanking you all:)
Even the dessert..I made..was from a dear blogger/Marie~
I made the mini versions..that you saw here..You will find the recipe there:)
and had enough left to make a 4 inch for 2 one..This year I added pomegranate seeds..because they seem to be plentiful right now..and we enjoy them so much..
We had many desserts that night..Diane's Pizelles.. made with her mom's pizellle maker...beautiful ...as always..and Clara's little twists..shortbreads..cranberry bliss bars..magic bars..
I hope..the carolers did SO well in their gathering of goodies for the food bank.
And I thank them..for a moment in time~
Peace On Earth~