One of my favorite parts about our town is that the community seems to truly love being here. There are so many festivals, parades, and events throughout the year and they always seem to have so much heart put into them. It's such a blessing! Our favorite par was decorated with maybe twenty really intricate and detailed light displays - we've visited twice so far and Lily loves it so much!
I always love looking back at memories like these so I thought I'd share another entry from our photo journal this week. We had our first snow a few days ago and right now I'm stuck at home with two sick babies (Lily is almost four but I really don't ever want to stop calling her my baby), icy roads, and two big trips to pack for! Everything feels a little crazy in December but sitting down to look at these memories and take time to document them really helps me to slow down and cherish the season. My heart is so full!
And while my children nap safely in their warm beds, I am constantly reminded of the sharp contrast between their lives and those of the children in Syria right now. It breaks my heart and it should break yours too. Regardless of politics or policy or whatever you may like to think about, humans are suffering and are terribly afraid. May we flood Heaven with our prayers and seek out ways to help them. I started praying a Christmas Novena for the protection and safe passage of Syrian refugees and those in Aleppo. If you'd like to join me in this, let me know and I can send you information on it.
Lily and Mama