Darcy, From The Infinite Yums brought me Homemade Truffles!
Darcy did not know that I have been experiencing a Christmas like no other. This is the first year, in my entire adult life, where I have not baked a thing. Not a thing.
The Traditional Christmas Cookie recipes that I shared I have baked every year. But, not this year.
Truffles and Sweets: all kinds ( and Orangettes and the like, below). Such joy making them brings. But, not this year.
Our traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce and homemade mincemeat (and eggnog) ice cream. Nope. Not this year.
I managed to make our Traditional Poppycock only because my mom had to make it, and my friend, Luciana asked me to teach her daughters how. Both days were brimming with good old fashioned Christmas fun. But, I did nothing on my own. Not a thing. Not this year.
And, then Darcy was at the door. I had never met her before, but she tweeted me to be sure I was home.
I was truly, deeply, profoundly touched by this young special gal who worked so much love into these sweet treats.
I felt the love.
I felt the magic and the Spirit of the Season. Darcy ignited that light within through her not-at-all-so-simple gesture.
This is the first Christmas in my life that my children will not be home. Both were married this year and both are spending Christmas with the in-laws. That is good and that is important, and next year, I will bake.
I will make cookies, and truffles, and tarts, and sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and homemade ice cream. And more. I will make so much more. And truffles next year, with Darcy!
But, this year, I have Darcy’s truffles. I will cherish every single one of them. Yes, I will share them.
That is the beauty of the Spirit and Magic of Christmas. It travels and moves and enlightens and empowers and brightens so many more than imaginable!
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. I don’t think you know how precious and special you are to me, as my readers. You are. You really are.
Much love and happiness and hopefully lots of MAGIC. Thank you, Darcy!