One presumes that if I were strictly traditional I could continue posting decoration pictures (though I’m sorry the stories have become less detailed as the series went on – time was of the essence) until Epiphany but I’ve elected to treat the decorations as a kind of advent calendar and finish this evening with this last one.
Those of you reading this on the wibsite will recognize the little bee as my avatar of choice for the last 18 months. Those reading it from NZ will recognize it as a Buzzy Bee an iconic toy all children of NZ are given (well, most anyway) at birth or soon after!! And those reading it elsewhere on the web may not recognize it at all! I bought this decoration when I was on holiday in New Zealand in April in order to bring it to a wibmeet as my ‘identifying feature’. As I recall it seemed a little small in the end so I opted for something else… however, it will say wibsite to me everytime I hang it up now… and I think thats a V.Good thing.
Anyway, I’ve saved this one for last to give a shout out and Merry Christmas to all my wibsite mates and to say thanks for another wonderful year of stories, laughter and tears and for making my life so much the richer for having read, and even for some, met you! It never fails to amaze me that I have such a large circle of friends. It amazes other people whom I’ve mentioned you to as well. They think I’m a geek and weird but they just don’t know how great it is to know a connection, wherein we all have a faith in common and wherein we all know so much of each others lives.
Anyway, you get the idea, I’m well thankful for you the wibbers for your company this year, to the wibsite for giving me a place to write and to process my world, and to God for this Christmas Season, without which we would not have that common thread of faith. You guys are flipping legends. In fact, as all my readers… Lisa, Ian, Yay, Chops, Smudge, Semele, Jack, tractor Girl and all those who read quietly, so quietly I don’t know you’re there.