here's the thing. it's freezing outside and everyone seems to be on twitter talking about it! or complaining really... to be honest i love it. i really, really LOVE it! there is something about the cold that makes everything seems a little bit more perfect. relationships seems to be more full of fire, clothes are cuter, food is better, hot chocolate is craved like a drug (spending way too much money at starbucks). blankets are cozier, music is cheerful, noses are red, hands and toes are cold, but most importantly... hearts are the warmest of all!
the past few years (3 to be exact) i have learned to love the holidays. all of my happiness came from them. practically saved for them! this year i am just as excited but i have a little worry in my heart. things will be much different this year, but i have faith all will be well.
i don't talk much about people on my blog, or really even blog much. but tonight i am sitting here watching the holiday with my best friend hunter and i can't help but think how grateful i am for her. lately we have been together every day and it's been the closest thing to heaven and sanity i have had in a long while. hunter listens, and listens well. she internalizes everything before she speaks, and when she does it's completely from the heart with the best of intensions. -- for about five months now i have kept a lot of things to myself. i have just about the biggest secret collection in my mind, and monday night (of last week) it all came pouring out into hunter's living room. many tears fell and things were said that i know can be said with safety and open arms. needless to say, she made me feel a bit more normal again.
anywho, here's to the holiday being different and learning that sometimes change has to happen.
winter kisses, and bundle up.
it's a cold one out there!