Monday, December 6, 2010

Back from the Fairy Woods

Back after a long hiatus. A busy happy week has brought me back...

Saturday we decorated our holiday tree with many Christmas and Hanukkah ornaments. There are balls and photos of the kids from years past. There are home made shell angels, glittery pine cones and embroidered hearts. There are collections of Tonka trucks, Harry Potter ornaments, ballerinas and princesses, etc. The kids did the whole thing themselves this year. I watched and took some photos.

Sunday off to church in our pajamas for a special breakfast before the service which included a Hanukkah song and a discussion of Jesus. At 4 pm we were back at church to sing Christmas carols on the church steps. It's a 50 year old tradition at this nearly 350-year-old church. I would have never thought a church would become such an important place for me. Somehow this Unitarian Universalist message is the one that has been inside me all along. My discomfort in every other religious house of worship I have ever visited made me so ready to identify with the love and tolerance preached here. It has been the most major change in my life since moving to Massachusetts. The church and the people I have met there are helping this place feel like home.

OK now onto other subjects... hope I haven't offended. Here are some cute photos I took in late Oct or early November. Enjoy...



3 comments:

perchesinthesoul said...

Lovely to see your blog again. Best wishes for the holidays:)

Andrea said...

Thanks, I mean to come back more after the new year. I'm struggling to find my path now.

heather said...

i know i would love the unitarian church here too. i just can't get our butts out of the house on the weekend mornings right now. i am so glad you ventured there. your little fairy girl made me happy. inspired me. your birthday comment to me did too ... thank you sweet friend. happy love to you.

my word verification is oventwin. that is so cool.