Monday, December 17, 2012

This Little Light

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I'm going to be taking a few weeks away. My father is ill and in the hospital, and my mother needs some care, as well. My focus right now is being there for them and giving them all the support I can.

I'm feeling a shadow of sadness during what is one of the most bright and beautiful times of the year. My parents' health, and also the events last week in Connecticut, make me feel like the days are indeed dark right now as we near the longest night of the year.

And yet. I am determined to find my light. To be bright and live with love and gratitude for each little miracle. To bring hope and strength and comfort, and to lift the spirits of those around me.

And I send you all my best wishes for a bright holiday. Love your families. Celebrate all that is wonderful in life. Be joyful in togetherness.

I hope that I'll be able to chat with you soon again come the New Year.

With love, Jeanne


  1. Jeanne I wish you safe journey and my thoughts and prayers go with you for you and your family. Enjoy the upcoming season with your loved ones and we’ll be right here when you come back.

    Merry Christmas Jeanne!

  2. Hello Jeanne

    Wishing your parents good health and happiness. You are doing what is right and important. I also thank you for keeping the light of hope alive and for shining your light when darkness falls.
    I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers

    Helen xx

  3. Good tidings to you Jeanne of comfort and joy.
    Life does have a way of calling our attention to what truly matters.
    The season and our faith commands our each of us to honor our parents is vital. Enjoy the time away. Like Debra says, we will be here for you.
    love and prayers to you and your family and for making merry & bright hearts.

  4. Lots of love to you too, Jeanne. And you and your parents will be in my thoughts and prayers as well. It says everything about you that you are determined to keep that very special light of yours burning strong. It is a potent reminder for all of us.
    Gros, gros bisous et Joyeux Noel,

  5. best wishes for their speedy recovery. Happy holidays to you and your family...many prayers

  6. What a good daughter you are. Your presence and positive outlook alone are going to do your dear parents a lot of good, you'll see. Safe travels, Jeanne. There is so much darkness around us these days, but there are specks of bright, warm light, too, and we must focus on those. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  7. Jeanne - you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, as are the families and the entire community of Newtown. While we will miss your lovely posts, we know that you need to shine your light on your dad right. Wishing you a week filled with love and all the best in 2013!
    C + C

  8. Jeanne, my prayers are with you and your family. So hard and this time of year makes it even harder....I'm going through the same thing with my parents. Hope your Dad will be able to come home for Christmas....

  9. Jeanne, I am so sorry to hear this. I also feel some darkness this holiday season after going through what we did in Munich and then hearing about that tragedy in CT. I hope the comforting your parents right now makes you feel a bit better. You will be in my thoughts!!!

  10. Dear Jeanne,
    I hope things go well with your parents.
    I'm sure just having you around will help your Mother and be a great comfort to your Father.
    Hope your Christmas is as happy and peaceful as possible,
    Liz x

  11. jeanne.

    thinking of you as you shine as a light for your family and in doing so, ease burdens and bring comfort.

    sending you hope and extra reserves of strength to sustain you.



  12. Jeanne, have a safe journey. I hope that your father and mother have comfort knowing that you are there to watch over and care for them.

    Sending you thoughts prayers and love for a blessed season,


  13. It will be such a comfort to your parents knowing that you are there to support them. I hope your Christmas is still a happy one and very best wishes for 2013 to you and your family.

  14. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers this Holiday season

  15. Take care of your mom and dad and remember to take care of you too! Wishing you all the best,xx Barbara

  16. hope things are going ok for you and your family..



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