January 3, 2014

.: 2014, A New Year :.


I borrowed this image from Angela over at Happy Fit Mama.  I think it's just beautiful, and it has meaning, without being cliche.  And no champagne.  

As you might be guessing, I'm having a hard time feeling festive this season.  My family and I are suffering the terrible loss of my grandmother just two weeks ago.  This is an incredible blow to me, as my grandmother was the light and the foundation of my life, and represented everything that I know to be "home".   

Grandma would have wanted me to be brave and true to myself, so that's what I'm doing.  In my family room I have a sofa and loveseat very much like the ones in this picture.  Giant, sage green, cushy, microfiber behemoths, purchased back in the days when super-comfy cuddle space and resilience to three kids and a giant dog were really all that mattered.  Laying on the sofa is like being ensconced in a sheltering cocoon.  Right now, true to myself means giving in, for a little while longer, to the shelter of my cushy microfiber cocoon.  It's where I've been for most of the last two weeks (any time I wasn't on the road to my hometown, or with my large, loving family).  It is where I am right now, cuddled with a blanket and my laptop.  It is where I will likely be tomorrow as well.

My husband and I have been talking for months about buying new sofas for this room.  Maybe 2014 will be the year to shed these cocoons and usher in a new era for our home.  But not just yet...I need a little more time...

Whatever 2014 brings to you....
May you be present,
May you be brave,
And may you always be true to yourself!

~  Leigh

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