Season's Greetings! (originally published 21 December 2017)
Happy Solstice everyone! We have crossed the threshold into the winter season!
As the longest night of the year approaches, I become introspective despite the hustle and bustle of early December. I find myself reflecting on the events of the past year, and feeling gratitude for the many blessings I've enjoyed.
I also look back at older pictures, particularly of loved ones who have passed on, but whose memory lives on in my heart. As I reminisce, I smile, shed a few tears, and sometimes laugh out loud. While I may still feel sadness at their loss, I am blessed to have known and loved them.
As the countdown to Christmas Eve winds down, I wish to thank everyone who has shown support for The Purple Raven Boutique this past year. Your enthusiasm, feedback and patronage have enabled me to continue doing what I love. For this I am truly grateful.
I wish you a safe and joyous holiday season, and the very best in 2018.