Better late than never, I'm joining the good ladies in the Note Card Party at A Haven For Vee. That's the party which allows us to share four pictures previously featured on our blogs which might make good note cards.
They don't have to have a theme, but generally speaking, I live my life from one theme to the next, so...
This month, my photo theme is:
For the Children
I've mentioned before that the children who live near the Duchess call her The Christmas Lady. That's because she always decorates her home with a little story just for the children.
Nothing gives her greater pleasure than looking out her window and seeing a car full of little ones trying to spot all the details in the story the Christmas Lady is telling.
In the wake of the horror that happened less than a week ago, it's tempting to turn off the lights and forget about the merriment this year. But then, I remember that every year, in every town, there are families for whom the Christmas season isn't a merry one. This year, it's just so much more conspicuously so.
If it causes us to pause and consider those who mourn and grieve among us, then we have found something good in all the evil. If it causes us to cherish the little ones around us just a little more this year than last, we've found something even better.
So she turned on the lights as usual this week, not in spite of the children but because of them.
Because maybe the best way we can honor the little ones who won't be here this Christmas is to bring a little laughter to the little ones who will.
*****By the way, for those who asked if I'm going to share her "story" this year, the answer is: As soon as I have five good minutes and five good pictures.