It was an especially long week this week. Not that every week of high school isn't long, but this week particularly stretched on endlessly. Perhaps it's the looming days of Christmas that have me jittery to be out of school and enjoying time with my family instead. Perhaps it's the gifts waiting to be wrapped in red and green paper and adorned with fancy bows. Perhaps it's the Christmas cookies that still need to be baked and decorated. The trees are my favorite. Or perhaps it's the feeling of love, joy, and safeness that Christmas brings when I stare at the twinkling lights of my Christmas tree. The spherical shaped ornaments dance around and the homemade ornaments show my childlike face framed in glasses and smiling with a crooked smile. An angel sits on the top with her hands crossed, holding a candle that symbolizes hope. Hope for now. Hope for this coming year. For for the future.
With much love, Lauren.