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A Sign of Hope

Dear Friends,

Midwinter’s day was on 21st December and with all the snow and ice this winter it really felt as if we were in the middle of the winter season! Now the hours of daylight are getting longer, but January and February are often hard for many people. The lights and colour of the Christmas decorations have gone and with the lack of sunshine and drab days the winter seems to drag on. This is the time of year the snow drops appear.

Snowdrops have become a sign of hope. There is a legend that when Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, Eve began to give up hope that the cold winters would ever end. An angel appeared and transformed some of the snowflakes into snow drop flowers as a sign that new life will come, winters do become spring.

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