I DO Believe in Magic

I believe in the magic of making - secrets and hidden surprises (covering the drying rack with a blanket and building plastic bin walls for crafting privacy in our small living space).

I believe in the magic of snow. Lots of snow! Snow to ski and snow to play. And a snow blower that clears our drive, now that's magic!

I believe in the magic of stories, in listening to Tim Curry read A Christmas Carol. And discovering Sparkle Stories after finding coupons at both SouleMama and Simple Homeschool.

I believe in the magic of melting oils and beeswax. The alchemy of wholesome skin care, prepared in a kitchen cook pot.

I believe in the magic of Tintin. Books our children love to read over and over and over again. 

I believe in the magic of early to bed, early to rise. Crystalline mornings and moonlight spilled over snowy fields. To sit still and quiet as the sun rises, drinking my coffee and writing my heart. 

I believe in the magic of dreams coming true - skis! After years of dreaming, planning and then purchasing our family is outfitted for skiing. Merry Christmas indeed.

I believe in the magic of icicles hanging from the eaves and packed snow thundering off the metal roof on a warm December day. 

I believe in the magic of Monday morning UNO, played in your pj's with your best bud/brother.  

I believe in the magic of fabric and floss; felt and fashion. The busy hands of a creative young woman. 

I believe in the magic of darkening days, to sit a few days longer in that discomfort and disquiet before the world begins to lighten again. 

~~~Wishing you a magical December day and a wonderful week.~~~

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  • Michelle

    Michelle on Dec. 18, 2011, 1:47 p.m.

    I belive in the magic of your words and your photography to transport me to a very lovely place indeed. That photo of the moonligh reflecting through the trees is stunning. Magic in itself.


    • renee

      renee on Dec. 18, 2011, 1:56 p.m.

      That's actually one of the kid's headlamps. We played in the snow one night after supper. Went crawling through the trees finding secret hiding places and built snow forts to throw snowballs from. 


  • Bethany

    Bethany on Dec. 19, 2011, 2:58 a.m.

    Magic for sure, and your words make it sparkle even more! I recogized Tintin before I even got to the caption, my boys NEVER tire of those stories, over and over. Honestly I don't either, we kind of squabble over who gets to do the bedtime story if we're in the middle of one of those books :). Writing your heart out is a beautiful thing, thanks for sharing it with us all. Truly appreciate it.


  • Kristina

    Kristina on Dec. 19, 2011, 3:05 a.m.

    We've had such a rough year (ailing elderly parents, stressful work load, tough economy) that we have forgotten to look for the magic. Thanks for the reminder and for your words of inspiration! Merry Christmas!


  • Its_Lily

    Its_Lily on Dec. 19, 2011, 2:50 p.m.

    I love how a simple comment from someone has the ability to change my way of thinking. Ways that I didn't know needed changing. You said, "I believe in the magic of darkening days, to sit a few days longer in that discomfort and disquiet before the world begins to lighten again." It seems I spend the majority of November and December waiting for the light to come, when I should be giving in to it and enjoying the darkening days. Seems I've been 'wasting' my time in waiting. Thank you for another reminder to enjoy what we're given. I will do that for the next few days and I'll put a reminder in my mind for next year.


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