Sunday, December 13, 2009
My ginko tree looks better than this. I photographed it in 2007 and I need a new picture. Today the bright yellow leaves sparkled in the sunshine. When the wind blows it looks like a shower of gold. I'll be sad when all the leaves are off.
The rope on the top was wound there by my oldest son when he was eleven. He made a swing for me and wanted to make sure it didn't slip off. It still dangles into my garden. I call that little corner of my yard the "prayer garden". And many prayers are offered there for the boy who hung the swing.
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Not to change the subject, but I've been busy working on my presentation. At 8:30 a.m. on Monday I'll be standing in front of 5th and 6th grade students in the public school telling them about the celebrations of December. I'll start with Winter Solstice and the festivals surrounding it. Then move on to Hanukkah. The centerpiece will be the birth of Jesus Christ. Next I'll discuss Saint Nicholas and end with Kwanzaa.
Many of the children haven't heard the story of Jesus birth. That's amazing to me. One can present the story of Jesus, as long as its done objectively. So I'm doing it. I hope I'll be able to suppress my passion for that segment, but I doubt it.
I have to go and finish preparing...I'll be back soon!
Have a good week and enjoy your December days.