2013: October, November, December

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Grace turned eleven.

We saw the Jerusalem IMAX movie and visited the Dead Sea Scrolls.  In the exhibit, we were able to write notes that would be sent to Jerusalem and put into the Western Wall.  Grace wrote “I would like to thank God for blessing me with an amazing family and everything I need.  Thank you God.”  Whit wrote “I pray to God that the Bruins win the Stanley Cup.”  Meet my children.

Whit dressed up as Indiana Jones and Grace as an “80s Valley Girl” for Halloween.

The four of us went to New Hampshire for homecoming at the high school I attended.  It was both freezing and fun.

We spent one wonderful Saturday morning rock climbing as a family.

Our Christmas traditions swept us along in December: tree trimming, carols, cookie-baking, noticing things.

My favorite post: Catastrophe and beauty, loss and joy

My favorite quote (which is actually my favorite quote of the whole year):

“Wherever you turn your eyes the world can shine like transfiguration. . . . I think there must also be a prevenient courage that allows us to be brave – that is, to acknowledge that there is more beauty than our eyes can bear, that precious things have been put into our hands and to do nothing to honor them is to do great harm.”

– Marilynne Robinson, Gilead


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3 Comments

  1. Posted December 31, 2013 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Love the two notes to Jerusalem. That is perfect. Sounds just like my two older ones, but substitute Patriots and Superbowl.

  2. Posted December 31, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Love the two notes to Jerusalem. That is perfect. Sounds just like my two older ones, but substitute Patriots and Super Bowl.

  3. Leslie
    Posted December 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for your posts and continuing to blog – it is such a gift for all of us, near and far. All the best to you and yours for a happy and joyous New Year!