My mom texted me this pic today, saying "Look what Grandmom sent for Christmas"
Temps are in the thirties at my mom's house, so nothing should be growing or blooming. But lo and behold, this rose bloomed on one of the rosebushes at her house. I don't tend to get all other-worldly or anything like that...but I do think it has something to do with my Gram, whose name was Rose, making an appearance for Christmas. I always miss her the most at this time of year, and had just been thinking about her this morning.
Merry Christmas to you too, Gram.