Moment of Peace: Looking out the church windows during the sermon and seeing it snowing.
Moment of Joy: The awe-filled reaction and excited expression of the little boy who saw the same thing.
Moment of Peace: Being outside, tramping around in the lovely snow, taking care of all the animals.
Moment of Joy: When the scent of Douglas firs hit me in the face in the Christmas tree lot.
Moment of Peace: Standing on the porch with a warm bowl of homemade maple sugar and cinnamon oatmeal in my hands, surrounded by yet another snowfall coming down so beautifully - the comforting contrast between warm and cold was bliss.
Moment of Joy: Opening the ornament boxes and re-living a hundred memories
Moment of Peace: When going to Grandma's last evening, the view of our moonlit house as the chimney smoke hung in a line in the air.
Moment of Joy: Lying in bed and being able to see the trail of Christmas lights snaking up the huge pine outside Eli's window.