Saturday, December 15, 2012
It doesn't feel right to post what I had planned today. My heart is too heavy, as I'm sure yours is, too. This image is of Johnson Brother's pattern, "The Friendly Village", and the plates I've been collecting to use in this year's tablescape, are "The Schoolhouse." I put it all together Thursday night, and with the events in Connecticut on Friday, the irony is a bit much for me today.
So I will choose to think, instead, as I look at my table, of the knowledge that there is Christ in Christmas, and that he was in that Sandy Hook schoolhouse in Connecticut yesterday, not to prevent the tragedy of the human condition, but to do what he is meant to do -- welcome those angels into heaven and guide their way. I believe he was in that schoolhouse, ready to embrace his children, and that those children have found their greatest joy this Christmas. And I pray for the ones they left behind.