My family is quietly sleeping as I sit here, listening to the rain gently fall outside my window. I’m watching the twinkle of the fairy lights on our tree while the scent of coffee, as well as fresh yeast and cinnamon fill the air. There is, as always, a cat nestled on my lap. The softness of her fur and vibrations of her loud purring are a comfort to me.
Soon, the first of my family will come stumbling from her bed. We won’t speak, but rather will sit in a companionable silence for a while. As the rest of my family emerges, the noise level and the friendly chaos will rise.
All is well in my world.