Poetry Friday: Candle-time

To my blogging friends,
My Christmas poem and letter:

In candle-time
light makes its way
to darkness.
In candle-time
the soul
 The glow
from candles
miracles and hope

December 2011

Dear Family and Friends,

Chuck and I hope this letter finds you in the best of health and spirits. It’s hard to believe that we are at the close of another year.
                This year our family said good-bye to the matriarch of the MacCulloch family, Aunt Betty. She passed from this earth on June 12 at the age of 91.  She was an incredible woman and someone I miss a lot.
              We have one word that sums up 2011: travel.  In April, we experienced our first Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Guatemala, and Belize.  It was incredible to see the Mayan ruins but a highlight was going on a tour to visit a Guatemalan school on the Rio Dulce.  We brought school supplies.  The other highlight was the port o’ call stop in Key West where we had breakfast with Aunt Dot and Uncle John.
           Between New Jersey, California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and the Oregon coast, we were gone about five weeks during the summer.  That’s a record in our book for summer travel.  By the time school began, both Chuck and I were ready to stay at home for a while.
           October 2011, our 10-year-old dachshund, Rusty, became ill very suddenly and died.  In January 2012, we adopted Buster, a 2 month old dappled dachshund whose first owner couldn’t care for him due to her age.  He keeps Sophie the 15-year-old dog on her toes. 
         Our granddaughters, Cecelia, 7, Estelle, 6, and Amelie, 3, bring us much joy.  Cecelia and Estelle are of the age of having overnights with us.  Estelle and Amelie now live in Medford, OR so we don’t get to see them as often. They are planning to be with us for New Year’s Eve.
            I continue to write, take photos, and bead. Chuck is discovering the love of baking bread.

 Hope that 2012 will be filled much joy, hope, peace, and love.

Poetry  Friday is held at Dori Reads.

Happy Reading.

Jone AKA MsMac