Real Comfort is at Home

“Ah, there’s nothing like staying home for real comfort!” 
– Jane Austen


The month of December, despite a few birthdays and invites out, is always a blissful month for our family. We gave up going here and there for fancy Christmas celebrations a few years for personal reasons and I have never been more grateful – instead of rushing about and feeling stress and anxiety of keeping up with schedules and what to attend or what to mail to whom … we are snuggled in our cozy home, finding moments for family games together around the kitchen table, movie nights on dark evenings, baking yummy treats in the warm kitchen to share with friends, listening to sermons from our favourite pastor (John MacArthur) and gentle non-demanding household chores that need to be attended.


It’s a rather peaceful time for us as a family of 11 – for which, I am so grateful.

We are also awaiting the new sweet baby – as quickly as this pregnancy has flown! I cannot imagine having 10 babies, but here we are, on the brink of a new chapter yet again. We have just a few weeks left before the baby will meet our family, Lord willing, and we will transition into a family of 12. A few more weeks of Luther being the baby (although not quite a baby anymore, as you can tell) and a few more weeks of anticipation.



Tonight, the weather report has forecasted our first December winter storm – I hope we are ready. Storms are a new thing for me – something we did not experience in Ontario (yes, we received a lot of snow, but not necessarily an Atlantic storm full to the brim with snow and high winds). I pray I have sufficiently covered my rose bushes, that the animals are adequately warm in their barn and hope for a healthy vibrant spring after this blanket of snow for the next few months … winter has arrived.


How is your December coming along?




December 17, 2022 - 2:36 pm

Gigi Teresa, I did not receive it! Can you resend:
Have a great day!

December 17, 2022 - 2:36 pm

Gigi Melody, it is not fun to be sick! I will pray you all feel better soon. Having family is wonderful (but can be tiring if you are just recovering). Hopefully all goes well and you can still enjoy your family time. Sounds like it is a big travel for them!

December 16, 2022 - 10:49 pm

Melody Lindquist I come to your blog for peace. You never disappoint! I would love a December like yours. We all have Covid and are expecting our family with 7 of our grandchildren for Christmas. They’re coming from the East Coast to the West coast. I sure hope we feel better by then. Congratulations on the new baby! I love your life and am thankful you share with us. Merry Christmas!
Melody in Oregon

December 16, 2022 - 8:59 am

Teresa I’ve sent you an email! Lovely post! Teresa

December 16, 2022 - 2:25 am

Mom xoxoxo

December 12, 2022 - 7:56 pm

Mrs. White Your home is so peaceful and beautiful. I am delighted to hear you are expecting a new baby. You are incredibly blessed!