a Christmas hush….

Let’s go sit in the garden,  friend,
I need some sky.
We’ll just breathe the air awhile together,
let silence fall soft around
and settle over our hearts
while we keep the quiet.

No need for words.
Just your presence is plenty.
I may reach over and squeeze your hand
….it’s beautiful that you’re here.

But I won’t ruin this exquisite hush
with words.

 Peace to you,  dear one.
Warm,  golden,  rich,  buttery peace.

“how silently,  how silently,  the wondrous gift is given….”
-O Little Town of Bethlehem


  1. Suzanne McRae on December 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    May your Christmas be Peaceful and Merry Jennifer! xoxo

  2. Julia Bourque on December 23, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Peace dear Jennifer.

  3. Just Be Real on December 23, 2012 at 5:22 am

    May your Christmas be wonderful dear Jen!

  4. rachel awes on December 23, 2012 at 5:32 am

    merry christmas, dear one, i whisper in this wooded place. xoxo

  5. Maggie Mallard on December 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Thinking of you this morning and so I wanted to come by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!
    Your friendship brings me the peace I need in my life.
    Love to you

  6. Barbara on December 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I do understand that need for sky. Wishing you plenty of it as well as lots of warm buttery peace back to you! Hope you have a blessed Christmas!

  7. S. Etole on December 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Sharing the hush of this Holy Season with you. Many, many blessings to you and yours.

  8. Behind The Smile on December 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I want to go and find a lovely place to sit out in nature with a loved one, with just Jesus even and sit a while in the peace. Thank you Jennifer. Christmas peace and blessings to you.

  9. Kathy on December 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Ah, I actually took a calming breath as I read this and imagined it, Jennifer. This sounds perfectly wonderful. The quiet, the big sky, the peace, your friendship. Merriest Christmas to you!

  10. Lindsay on December 25, 2012 at 4:39 am

    So serene! I would like to sit there and enjoy the view in silence,
    perfect for this period. 🙂
    Wishing you happy holidays!


  11. leslie on December 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    that sounds nice! wishing you joy in the new year. thanks for shining your light…

  12. Judy Hartman on December 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    “Warm, golden, rich, buttery peace” – such beautiful words and thoughts – so many phrases to remember and revel in here. I just love your verse and your heart, Jenn.
    Hope you are having joyous holidays.
    Warm hugs, Judy

  13. Anne on December 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I too was looking at that gorgeous blue Carolina sky today, reveling in the pure joy of it. Thanks for attaching words!
    Merry Christmas and a blessed year to you.

  14. Connie Smiley on December 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    What a wonderful gift, Jennifer! You made my heart smile. Thank you! Hope you had a great Christmas.

  15. Lynn on December 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    That felt sooooo good! Thank you!

  16. jeanie on December 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I have felt the silence and hush this year. And really, isn’t what it’s all about? SMiles.

  17. Relyn on January 4, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I always love to come here and savor your words. You know I love the heart behind them, but I also love the wordsmithing you do.

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