It was so fabulous to have part of my own family visit me this year for the merry Christmas and New Year’s season.
This video, I confess, has me in tears tonight, thinking of how I love all my sisters, and how, like these three girls, we are both different, and alike, but somehow we just coordinate in heart and personality. If I had it my way, we all would be singing and harmonizing, all five of us, right this very moment.
As I packed down Christmas a few nights ago, it was a lonely night with my two sweet visiting sisters and mother, gone, when once so recent, their laughter rang through my house so merrily. I didn’t cry, until I saw a needle and string on the branch, and remembered how my little children strung our cranberries…and then the tears began to warm my cheeks as I let myself feel the poignancy there for all the feelings I had.
This week the Lord has given me feelings of comfort and confidence beyond my own in my own particular trials, but tonight, I was just plain sad. Times of pain, as in tonight when I miss sister lov’n is good because those pains remind me that we do love each other dearly. To have pain is to have felt love and joy. I am so glad I found the Boyer Family Singers as I sure was looking for something…was it buttered popcorn, was it a clean house, was it to put my kids to bed or to finish my lesson…no, it was to listen to the Boyer family sisters sing and to feel the voice of the comforting light of the spirit bring all my own sister’s love for me, tonight.
Sariah ice-skating with Milly!
(Auntie Elena read and told stories to the children’s delight!)