This is the first year I have really been able to celebrate the Winter Solstice with my family, and it was a humble affair with just us, and the Spirits we left offerings for.
I had help cleaning up some junk, washed dishes, laundry, tidied the living room, and then made dinner. This solstice might be the start of me making scrambled eggs every year, they were delicious. My eldest J helped crack the eggs, add in the seasonings, and pour them into the hot pan onto the frying bacon.
Once they were done, I added in some shredded cheddar cheese, and fed my goblins and husband. Even our 11 month old got to try some eggs and cheese, she enjoyed them very much.
Once everyone was served, I placed some eggs and buttered bread (really margarine, but still tasty.) on a plate for the Gods, and prayed over them before putting them on our fridge altar. My prayer went something like:
“Hail to the Gods on this solstice night, may the sun be reborn and bring new light into our lives.
We thank the Gods for Their blessings during this year, and share this offering to welcome Them into our home.
My eldest J also wanted to add in “So Mote It Be.” at the end of our prayer too, she likes how it sounds when we use it in spells or chants.
We had received some presents from my husband’s folks in NM, and tonight the girls got to open them. Our eldest got clothing and a purse decorating kit, our 3 year old got clothes and a stuffed My Little Pony, and our littlest got clothes and a stuffed baby doll w/binky. We took lots of pictures to share with them in thanks, and our girls liked the gifts.
A Merry Yule to everyone, blessings to everyone on this sacred night *hug*