Hello all, on the eve of Christmas Eve I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, whatever Christmas means to you.
I write from a little nook hidden in the heart of Vancouver surrounded by friends and extended family, with whom I intend to spend my special few days. I will celebrate the traditions, the majority of which originate from Roman Pagans rather than Christ (see a fascinating article I read http://realtruth.org/articles/169-ttooc.html) and appreciate the blessings the festive season brings.
Our drive up to Canada was magical. As we left Seattle with surprisingly no rain, we ventured toward a vibrant rainbow, but then the heavens opened bringing rain, sleet, then snow and finished with a beautiful sunny winter sky of blue which was slowly consumed by big fluffy clouds.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is a good walk. Although so far, time seems to have been filled with the preparations of obtaining food and organization, I do intend to walk in the beautiful surroundings here. There’s a good chill in the air and the trees line the streets in their majestic nudity; after getting wrapped up in hat, gloves and thick jacket, the thought of returning home to a steaming hot drink and wearing my comfy clothes makes battling the wind and cold every bit worthwhile.
So, with the next few days filled with love and catching up with absent friends and family, we will be living what I believe to be the true meaning of Christmas.
Wishing you a pain/seizure free Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2016.
Finding Freedom with Epilepsy
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
– Dr. Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!