Friday, 31 December 2010

The Time Between The Years.

So Christmas has passed, 
and we lie quietly in the time between the years, when one year is closing and another preparing to open, when we reflect on what has passed and wonder what is to come.

And we pause.

Dawn, Christmas Day.
We have been spending our time quietly, enjoying the snow while it lasted, and now that it's gone we are glad to spend it with family, and dear friends, catching up and just being together. Celebrating a tiny new arrival in our family, a most perfect Winter Solstice gift.

I'd like to dedicate this post to my family, to these people who are my dependables, my unwavering bastions. Without them I would not be who I am today.
And I give thanks for the blessing, the honour that is mine, to share this privileged life I have been granted, with this group of incredible, amazing people. Truly, we have been touched with gold, haven't we?
I wish we could all be together tonight, this special night that closes this year behind us. So wherever you are as you celebrate, know that across the miles you are in my heart.

And, warmest blessings to YOU dearest readers,
for a peaceful New Year.
May it be shared with loved ones, 
and may this coming year bring us all magic and blessings.
Thank you all for your continued support and comments, 
it's what makes Milkmoon possible.
Love Ciara.



Hej Ciara
What a heart warming post...
Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year 2011 and all that you are wishing and hoping and praying for
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Have Fun!

P.S. Thank you for sharing Milkmoon

Anonymous said...

It's always a pleasure to take a wander down the Milkmoon road. Each time there is a little wonder to behold and life always seems a little bit better afterwards.....Who'd have thought it...2011...What's in store for us all?? Wishing you all well for 2011...

affectioknit said...

I love this time between the years - cherish it...Happy New Year!

Stephanie V said...

'The time between the years'...a sweet and precious time with family. Enjoy your celebrations. Best wishes for the New Year!

Susan said...

Hello Ciara....Happy New Year! I wish the very best to you and all your beautiful family. They should be very pleased with such a wonderful recognition as you gave in your post. So nice to have met you via blogland this year. Susan

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wishing you a year of goodness!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy New Year! I hope it's the best yet!

GourmetGirlfriend said...

It's timely isn't it that the end of the year gives us time to reflect- reflect on what has been given to us.
Like you, it reminded me of how precious my family are to me. Through all the fuzz of the busy-ness of running a large family sometimes it is difficult to stop long enough to take notice how very precious they are.
It is so lovely to have connected with you Ciara & read your blog & beautiful deep thoughts.

Mimi said...

Oh Ciara, what beautiful words!
Enjoy your time with family.
Happy 2011 to you and your loved ones, may it be a wonderful year!
Thanks for all your fabulous posts!

Dreamfarm Girl said...

Have a wonderful New Year! Many blessings to you in 2011.

Paddy said...

We look forward to another good year in 2011 with family & friends.

bright star said...

Hi Ciara, Have a Happy New year ,a very loving post,we all need to think about love and how lucky we are !

yew tree nights said...

A very happy new year to you!

And it seems a good time to say how much I've enjoyed reading Milkmoon in the year gone by. Thank you and wishing you the best,

Anna Johnston said...

I really enjoy popping on by Milkmoon, what a loving post, I couldn't agree more with your sentiments either. have an awesome 2011 :)

Acornmoon said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Ciara, enjoy your new arrival.

I hope the new decade brings you much joy x

Esti said...

Happy new year Ciara!

To a great year, full of wonders.



Gigi Thibodeau said...

It sounds like you had a lovely New Year's Eve, which makes me very glad, indeed. Sending you love and blessings for the new year. You and this blog of yours have brought so much joy and inspiration to me over this past year. Thank you. xo Gigi

Elaine Prunty said...

right back at you!

Rebecca S. said...

Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for your peaceful postings, ever welcome.
The redwork piece is really sweet. Lucky mom!

nancy said...

sweet Ciara - i've missed you. happiest of happy 2011ses! I am hoping to be much more alive and about on here this year. And hoping I won't miss any more of your delicious blog posts on all your blogs! I have still to send you that package and that's one of my resolutions. So hopefully sometime very soon. Lots of love for a magickal year, darlin lass! xoxo