My grand kids adorned their favorite toy animals and we took photos of them to put in little frames they found and wanted.
got to be with cousins and grand parents got to entertain our first and fifth grandchildren from afar.
We all made art together!
We enjoyed stories of Chanukah before bedtime! I love reading to my grand kids!
My brother and my husband enjoyed a chat on a bench at Town Square!
The week or so before my best friend Patty and her husband, Bob, came to visit to see our photos from our end of summer road trip. I treasure my life long friendship with Patty, and I enjoy her dear husband's company too.
My heart fills with love of family and friends, and our cat, Henry V who cuddles with our huge stuffed dog we keep at our house for the kids to enjoy.
Last night, the eighth and final night of Chanukah, Carlos came by to spend five more hours helping me with the final phase of my book getting it ready for publication. It was his first Chanukah!
But then I thought of all the love I also had in my heart, the family and friends who make up my life,
including all of you who visit me here on my blog; that it felt life reaffirming to instead show that love in all it's glory that surrounds us every day that we are here on earth.
I hope you find this like a warm hug, a reminder for you too of what is good in life, even while we all go through this difficult time.