The Wreath. Done.

Dear Friends,

The grapevine wreath, wrapped again with another layer, and decorated with lights and little fun things from a local thrift, is perfect.

Strings of wooden beads.  Little of this.  Little of that.

I am so happy.  I am home.  My life from the first time a baby was put into my arms until about one year ago was hard.  I won’t say there were not joys.  There were immense joys!  I loved the wonder of my babies.  I loved teaching them good and right things.   But it was hard.  That’s all I can say.  But now.  I am home.  It’s like sinking in a feather bed, unburdened, after years of carrying a heavy load.  I can hardly explain it.  There are no words.

Two recently thrifted outfits.

Enjoy this day.

  10 comments for “The Wreath. Done.

  1. December 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Dear Lynn,

    Super cute outfits and wreath! You really could sell those (the wreaths), I’m sure. The last dress is very Anne-ish. :)



    p.s. Not to keep bugging you or anything, but I was going to send you a Christmas card (with marigold seeds in it) and wondered if I could have your address? Pretty please? 😉

    • December 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Dear Marqueta, I will do that right away! My oh my, where do the days go??? Dearier me. And I bet you mean the Green Gables one, right? Heading to my e-mail to get in touch with you shortly. Love, Lynn

  2. December 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Your wreath is beautiful. I LOVE those black shoes in the first picture and the orangish jacket.
    So glad you’re happy.
    Hope your holiday season is shaping up merrily and brightly!
    I miss our virtual visits.

    • December 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Hi April! Thank you! Oh, those shoes were a great find. I think I have 3 dollars invested in those, and they are cute with just about everything! Happy Holidays!! xoxo Lynn

  3. Lily
    December 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Yes, Lynn, you are home. I have heard you say it so many different ways in these last months and rejoiced. Tonight I was telling my husband how you were continuing to deepen in your sense of “homeness” and how wonderful it was to witness. He has made the last few years of your journey, too, as I shared with him the story of your life as written in your blog. He was very glad to hear what I told him earlier but even more happy for you as he listened to me read today’s post. We bless you and the Mister! Merry, Merry Christmas, dear one.
    Love to you both from us,
    Lily and KP, my hubby, in WA, USA

    • December 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Dear Lily, how sweet! That is very touching to think you were both thinking of me! I am so fortunate to have been able to start over and to have the support that I have had!! Hello to KP. Love to you! Lynn

  4. terry
    December 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Dearest Lynn: You look spectacular in both finds, but I love the 2nd the best, you look so romantic with your hear up and ready to trounce off into some mid-Victorian jaunt in your cute boots. Did I write trounce… Ha!

    I am so happy for your life today. Life is never without struggles, but it is good to finally say, “I am home.” I know that feeling.. love you, have a wonderful Christmas holiday, your friend – Terry

    • December 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Dear Terry, thank you!! I love that second dress too. It is truly Victorian!! And trounce, yes!! Thanks about the happy for me. I hope your holidays are wonderful too!!! xoxo Lynn

  5. Jen
    December 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Dear Lynn,
    I think ‘home’ is one of the sweetest words in any language. To know where ‘home’ is and be there is an abundant blessing.
    This summer I picked up just a little something that reminded me of you. Please send your updated addy and I’ll get it out to you.
    Sending love,joy and peace to you and yours,

    • December 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Oh, Jen, so sweet of you!! Will try to hop over to my e-mail today. I agree with you about home! Love and joy, Lynn

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