As many of our regular readers know, we practice that old time religion in our household.
I am Wiccan and our celebration is the Winter Solstice.
Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year. Yule is a holiday of light, of faith that the bounty of summer will return, and an acknowledgement of the necessity of rest for the planet and ourselves.
On Solstice Night, the Goddess reverts to her aspect as the Great Mother and gives birth to the Oak King, the Sun God, the Giver of Life who will once again warm her frozen flesh so that in the spring she may bear the fruit of her womb. From this day until midsummer, each day will grow longer and warmer, and life will once again return to the Earth.
We will be having family over for the holiday and for a few days afterwords, so for now (and yes only for now) we will be shutting down. We will be going away for New Year's, but I hope to do a post or two before then.
I promise new posts, adventures, and pictures next year.
I look forward to starting fresh with the new year and the promise that the Goddess gives us all.
We wish you peace, joy, and love.