It's Christmas Eve. The sky is blue and the air is crisp. I am divinely blessed with the abundance of waking with one whom I love and adore. It is as if we were somehow part of one another and were separated until we could learn how to love each other. Now we have been granted this re-union. We both appreciate the immensity of the relationship and all the elements that have contributed to our coming together again and finally. Peace on Earth is ours this day in this place.
At the end of another year I have a tendency to look at my children, remembering the year before. It has become a signpost of sorts. This year has brought so many changes. Since last Christmas, Nick has graduated from high school and started college, got a full-time job and has matured in the most beautiful way. He has gone from wanting to do some very high-tech engineering stuff to realizing that what he loves is designing clothes and planning his NY education. At the same time, his girlfriend has realized that the education she needs is in Australia, so while they are very much in love, they are making the difficult and brave decision to pursue their dreams and trusting their love to find them still together when it is all said and done.
It is such an honor to know such incredibly realistic and courageous young people.
Michael is continuing to grow into a loving young man. His bond with Patrick is such a balm to my heart. It is a wonderful thing. He surrounds himself with intelligent and loving friends who enjoy music and laughter.
I trust that eventually math and science will find some relevance in their worlds, as well. (smile)
This small apartment is bursting at the seams with love and laughter, music and poetry, lovingly prepared food. Creative pursuits line our walls and windows and sometimes the dinner table and counters and shelves...and floors.
We are living a dream that promises to only become more dazzling with time.
I wish the same for each of you.
Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas. Joyeux Noel. God Jul. Peaceful dreams and awakenings.