Monday, March 31, 2008
A Light on the Mantel
Saturday evening we held a birthday party for my husband. At 8 pm we turned out all the lights and visited by candlelight. The flickering shadows and soft light gave a different air to the gathering. It's good to remind ourselves to care for the world.
I'm back after a more than hectic week. My grandmother (91) died on Easter Sunday after taking a fall the Tuesday before. She was active and alert until then. The funeral was Wednesday. I wrote and delivered the tribute on behalf of her 32 grandchildren - a privilege for me to honour this gracious, godly woman.
We also had guests for the entire week. Good friends we knew in Ecuador. Our time with them was wonderful - reminiscing, laughing, eating and just sharing our lives.
Our weather has been most capricious - snow, hail, sun, rain, clouds - all in the space of an hour. It's crazy! This is the winter that won't quit.