Yesterday I had the privilege to spend the day with some of my school peeps, attending a conference in Warsaw, New York. We visited another elementary school and then spent time learning how to be leaders and inspire and motivate our students to be leaders. Thirteen hours from pulling out of my driveway yesterday morning, I arrived at my fathers to pick up my daughter and then head to the theater.
It was a busy fun filled day. In addition to all the learning, there was much laughter and catching up between friends that we might not see you throughout the year. The traveling back-and-forth was an inspirational blessing I had not expected. Sometimes God touches our heart when we aren't looking or expecting it. Yesterday was one of those days.
I went to bed early for a Friday night last night, and slept until 8 o'clock this morning. Both rarities in our house yet much-needed sleep in order to enjoy the weekend, and be a much friendlier person to live with.
To open the door this morning and see the ground covered in snow and light snow falling as if we were living in a snow globe brought a tear to my eyes. I took a deep breath and breathe then now first winter snow. It may have snow in October but that was just weird, and it still smelled like fall so it was not the same. Today,it is winter and Christmas is less than a week away.
The snow is so beautiful on the lights hitting the need the snow and just peeking through enough to give that little bit of glimmer inspires my heart. Who knows, maybe I'll even put up the Christmas tree now. Although my husband has to work, my daughter and I will join her friends for their annual tree trimming family party. I tradition they started decades ago and invited us to partake in probably a decade ago. It's a beautiful day, I look forward to going and then each time I think about going and watching them decorate the tree I fight back tears.
Tears of sorrow for missing my mom each and every day, checking in in the morning or checking in for lunch or at the end of the day our moments I miss. Yet as I reflect on an annual tradition with friends that started when our kids were tots and see how it is such a blessing today and this year, I'm reminded of how much God loves me. I have an amazing and wonderful family and enjoy them all so much, I have the added blessing of great friends.
So on this note, it is time to celebrate Christmas and celebrate friends
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323