It is important for us to acknowledge that the nights are long, cold and dark. The days have been getting shorter... as has our patience in this very festive (over stimulating) time of year.
But there is always hope! The darkness cannot win... and just how the story often gets sad and scary before the heroine beats her foe, our season must get dark and cold before the light can return.
So, on this, the longest night, we take a moment to look deep into the darkness.
Hello darkness. Hello cold
I see you
I see fear
And I see loss.
But I know
Your power is fleeting.
Tomorrow brings sun, and more light than today. And for that, we celebrate!
We give gifts at Yule to thank those who stay with us when life gets dark and scary.
So, thank you friends and family. Thank you coworkers of Matthew who helped get him to the hospital when he had his seizure. Thank you neighbor who broke the traffic laws getting me to his side. Thank you friends who cared for Ella. Thank you friends and family who have shouldered the hassle of driving us about. Thank you everyone for your well wishes and support.
As we face the rest of winter we are full of hope. Things will get better. we will continue to adapt as life continues to change.
At Yule we use one candle to light many and we remember that it takes nothing from our light to share it with others.
May your winter nights be full of light and love.
Blessed Yule to all.