Settling in

This morning I woke up before everyone.  I didn’t want to go back to sleep, but after a long night with the wee one, I wasn’t ready to leave the warm blankets, either.

I laid and watched the snow for an hour.

There was a time in my life when this would have seemed like completely wasted time.

It doesn’t any more.  My body may be still, but my mind and spirit are very active.

We’re back from our long trip.  There are so many incredible things about this Yoga for Congo season that I am still processing.  I can’t wait to try to actually articulate some of them.

We are getting back into our little groove.  Today we started our igloo.  We made play dough.  We watched the white swans against the white snow and one of our favorite moose visited us.  My heart thrills at the coming of the Christmas season.  The girls and I are making our plans.

I’m looking so forward to this time of snow shoes and cold toes, of igloos and hot cocoa, of warm socks and piles of fabric and projects.

4 Responses

  1. Teresa

    I *so* loved this post, Ann! :) So much, in fact, that as I read another wonderful lady’s post on her blog, I felt the desire to share your entry with her. It was so calming, and at the same time, inspiring, that I “needed” to share it.

    So glad you’re all back, safe and sound! :)

    Mom

    November 2, 2013 at 8:46 am

    • Ann

      Love you, mom!

      November 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

  2. Jessie Richens

    Can’t wait to see the igloo!

    November 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  3. Debbie Domenici

    I’m so glad you all made it home safely. We already miss you so much. I’m sure it felt wonderful to be back home. Hope your little one is feeling better. Love you guys so much!

    November 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm

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