Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It's Today....


It's today....it's Christmas Eve.  How did that happen?  My Christmas cards are still not sent...but they will be, just as soon as I can get to the Post Office.  I know they will be late, but Christmas is not just a day, but a feeling that we should have all year through.  Don't ya love getting that straggler card, it is a reminder that Christmas is still here even after the 25th has come and gone....and we really don't know the exact date that Jesus Christ was born, I think Hallmark gave it that particular day....just like they did Sweetheart Day and Secretary Day.  All kidding aside, Christmas is an extraordinary day, the day that Christ was "born", a day that made the world more special and our lives filled with his everlasting love.  He carries me through the hard times, he lifts me up when I fall, he gives me strength when I am weary, so yes, Christmas is special.

This holiday season I have missed my sweetie alot....as I drove to see my daughter's dance recital, I became particularly teary thinking of all the years past that we have been there sitting 5th row center year after year.  And by the way, driving and crying don't mix well.   Then we had a health scare with my oldest granddaughter and he wasn't here to hold my hand and give me a hug and say that everything would be alright (and it was, but it sure was scary for awhile), and the shopping together, and the decorating the house together.  I have been exceedingly busy this holiday, and I am so blessed to have so many friends, but man do I miss my man.

I hope your Christmas is filled with the love of family and the joy of friends....Toby, Cinder and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.




And I hope that Santa is extra special to you this year.


Merry Christmas!!!

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”   ~  Bob Hope

Until next time.....


18 comments:

  1. You know i think that all of us, even with our sweeties right her, have nostalgia and people that we miss so much in our lives. Christmas is such a "mixed" bag isn't it. Joyous, but yet sad and thinking of those that are not with us any more. A time of many strsses, fun, beauty, and sadness. Hugs to you, and blessings to you. So wonderful that when our significant others cannot hold our hand, God is always walking right there beside us. Hugs to you!

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  2. Hugs and Wishes and Merry Christmas Deanna. All that we take for granted is precious - from the birth of a child to the companionship and love of a partner. May your tomorrow be brimming with cheer and loving others.

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  3. Yes, and it sure snuck up on me! But I am just so glad that I am good enough to go to the candlelight service tonight, what a sight...all the light in the darkness made possible by the birth of a babe in a manger!! xo Merry Christmas to you my friend!

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  4. i hope you have a wonderful christmas. hug those two little ones!

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  5. It has been a short, busy holiday season but I think you hit the mark with this post. Christmas should be something that remains in our hearts all year long. I wish you & your family a wonderful Christmas. Cinder & Toby look so adorable.

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  6. i love the doggie shot. so cute!! i have been very late this year with cards too. it is just one of those things. i enjoy getting card later in the season. but don't really consider it LATE. just perfect in my book! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! big big hugs. ( :

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  7. Christmas Blessings to you Deanna, all the year through!

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  8. The Grace and Light of the season are such a comfort that carries me, too, all year. Many blessings to you, Deanna. Merry Christmas!

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  9. I share your twangs of 'wishing' for that special someone we knew so well. Christmastime and all the years shared doing things together in unison - it hits hardest it seems. There is a definite emptiness. Take joy in what remains and make the most of the things that give you much pleasure; I know you do and it shows in your blog posts Deanna - always BEAUTIFUL photographs, like from a home-decorator magazine, honestly. Look forward to more of your colourful posts next year too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. Merry Christmas, Deanna! I am thankful your granddaughter is OK. I know it has been a rough health year in your family. May you find the grace for all that comes your way in 2014--and may there be beautiful times of rest and peace just ahead.

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  11. Wishes for merry, happy and especially healthy! Santa has been very good to me all year and has brought me glorious gifts of friendship. Can't ask for more. Take good care!

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  12. It's such a happy time to gather with friends and family -- but a somber time too -- remembering those no longer with us on this glorious day. Big hugs my friend and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. xo

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  13. You have been in my thoughts and prayers so much during this season. I continue to lift you up for the New Year - and look forward to maybe making an IRL meet up in 2014!!
    Christmas blessings my dear, dear friend!

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  14. You go through so much without your man beside and I'm always sending you xoxo through the universe to help you get through. Glad your granddaughter is ok. Xoxo Merry Christmas Deanna.

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  15. Deanna, you have had a lot going on this month. Glad your granddaughter is ok. Wishing you much joy and happiness this Christmas and during the coming year.
    Warm hugs, Barb

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  16. Coming by to give you a virtual Christmas hug, Deanna. Very cold here. I skied this AM in new snow. Now I'm sitting by the fire with a glass of wine. Cheers to you!

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  17. Yes, it does come and go very quickly as we get older, doesn't it. I certainly hope you had a great Christmas Day. These photos seem extra special. Beautiful. Handsome Toby and sweet Cinder make for sweet shots. I certainly wish for health for you and your family.

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