I love the Winter Solstice. I love the winter time. I love the dark days and cold weather and hope of snow. But, the winter solstice also makes me melancholy, because I know that Autumn is ended, the days are getting longer, and warm weather is coming. It all passes so quickly. Just like that the summer returns. Just like that I’m waiting for falling leaves, foggy mornings, the chance to wear boots and sweaters, the promise of Christmas, the joy of light in the darkness.

Happy Winter Solstice! I hope the day finds you warm and safe.

Happy Thanksgiving dear readers! I’m thankful for all of you as my time to share my writing has greatly decreased this year. It’s not a bad thing, but just a thing. I hope each of you enjoys a day snuggled up at home with your family and friends. I hope each of you finds joy in the smallest drop of grace we experience every day, and in the ocean of grace the Lord has provided. There is so much to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Faerie Stories. Thank you for reading and enjoying my work. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday.

Here is a Christmas Flash Fiction for your reading pleasure! I wrote it and shared it on my other blog last Christmas, but I love it so much I wanted to share it again. 

Meet the Muse: Imogene

 

38297867_10217116715177960_1865901924172169216_nHappy Happy birthday my wonderful Imogene. I love you so much! I’m so thankful God put you in our family. You are loving, encouraging, sweet, and adventurous. You are one of my most favorite people to be with. I love you. I still remember waiting for you to be born, being so happy to hold you when you came into the world. I’m glad you’re you! I love you.

Meet the Muse: Jules

 

38126019_10217006309093806_7769612094915215360_nJulie-bear, this post is weeks late! I’m so sorry. Life is just so busy right now. But! I am so happy to have you my first of the Vincent Nieces and Nephews. You are the first. You made me an aunt, on our side. You are bright, happy, loving, creative! I love talking stories with you. I love your drawings. I love your every expanding imagination. I can’t wait to see you continue to grow into an amazing young woman. I love you, Julie! Happy Birthday.

Meet the Muse

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Photo by Alethia Young.

Happy happy birthday my dear Joshua! I love your imagination, your ability to get into character. I love that you love Star Wars so very very much. I love that you’re a budding geek with already great taste. I love your smile. I love your hugs. I love you. I love you so much. I hope you have a great birthday!

Meet The Muse: Remi

RemiHappy happy birthday to my dear Remi-roo. You are the spunkiest, most hot and cold child I have ever met, and I love you dearly for it. You are solidly your own little person, but game for so many things. You love being the villain. You insisted on Darth Vader pajamas. You give the best hugs, and always want to know where Ol’ Sport is. You love Uncle Jason and laugh when he teases you, then take extra steps to protect that cookie of yours. You are wonderful and I love you so much!