Sunday, December 28, 2008
We started out our celebrating at my Mom's on the 23rd, my Dad's on Christmas Eve and then my in-law's house on Christmas Day. This was the first year that I didn't have any pictures from Christmas. I forgot to take my camera to both my Mom's and my Dad's and then on Christmas day I got to my in-law's only to discover that my batteries were dead in my camera...bummer!
We did receive some nice gifts this Christmas from family and friends. Some of them are...all new bedding for our bed, parts & labor for brakes on my truck, cd's, clothes, Tim McGraw clock, pictures, albums & frames, etc.
I was most thankful for the time with my husband and family. I thank God for such a loving family and especially for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ which is our reason for celebrating each Christmas.
God Bless You All!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Everyday I take the time to thank God for the blessings He has given me
Usually for things like my family, my job, my home and for a man who loves me
But it seems more lately I have come to appreciate the things I used to consider small
Things like the sun shining through the trees and the turning of the leaves in the fall
These are things that are taken for granted as a child, but are appreciated as you grow older
I think of these things as reflections of God’s love, even now as it is turning colder
Never again will I dread the cold weather, this year I couldn’t wait for it to start
I see reflections of my man putting his arms around me warming my body and my heart
I used to see snow as a burden affecting the routine of everyone’s day
Now when I see snow, I see reflections of childhood memories outside at play
Memories of snowball fights, snow angels, and building snowmen to name a few
Catching snowflakes on my tongue and when my parents would come out to play too
Now as the Christmas season is drawing near I feel an inner peace I have never felt before
I see reflections of the beauty in every ornament, every light, and every wreath on every door
The Christmas music that I can't get enough of because it warms my heart with every beat
I feel the spirit of Christmas in the air and I see it in the smiles of the people I meet
I think of Christmas and I see reflections of family gatherings and love in the air
Special times with the ones you love especially those back when Granny was still there
People smiling as they open their gifts that were given to them from someone they love
And being taught to appreciate the fact that the true meaning of Christmas comes from above
It has taken me a long time to notice and appreciate the small things in life, but now I do
If you look hard enough even the smallest things will show a reflection of something special to you
I have come to a point where I look for those things and wait for the memories that will appearAnd as I enjoy those memories I never forget to thank God for those “reflections” I hold so dear
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Uncle John, Aunt Elaine & the grandbaby Benjamin
Above is my Dad, my Stepmom and my nieces, Lucy & Darvey
My Dad & Stepmom