Beyond searches for sanity and navigating 'best intentions' at parties and gatherings, another thing the holidays can bring is homesickness. A yearning for the security of familiar faces with familiar smiles, and open arms that will embrace and love you no matter what.
And I am so incredibly blessed to have my Mom, Dad, and sister joining me in Austin this week. It's been almost a year since I've seen them, and it's a true reminder of what is important during the holidays. It's not the price tag on the gift you're giving or receiving or the things you can afford. It's the things that can't be bought, and the things you can't afford to lose.
While 'home' for many is a place, that perhaps during the holidays can feel particularly distant, remember that so long as the memory, the truth, and the essence of it continues to burn brightly in your heart, 'home' can be wherever you are.
Love and light,