I want to thank you, all of my dear blogging friends, for your wonderful comments while I've been away these few days. When I said that I would be absent to get some rest and tend to my daughter while working on my blog and trying to get a little cleaning done, I didn't expect to get even one comment, but so many of you left sweet comments, wishing us well, and saying that you would miss me! That was so encouraging and just boosted my spirits so much...THANK YOU! My daughter is doing much better, and has returned to school, with just a little cough at night.
I made a big boo-goo when changing my blog look...I deleted all of my widgets! I was having trouble getting the 3 column background on, so started a test blog..well, to make a long story short...now I have to redo my entire favorites list...so if you don't see your blog name on my sidebar, it isn't because I took it off...its just that I haven't finished putting them all back on yet! At any rate, I finally found something that I like, and managed to get a header photo that is complimentary...this little trio of carolers was one of my first Christmas additions many years ago, and I still enjoy them. They are singing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" to you...not really, but it looks like they could be singing, doesn't it?!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and have finally finished off the turkey! If you're like me, you're ready for the Christmas season...its my favorite time of year, next to summer, for many reasons...the first and most important is the celebration of our Lord's birth, then the get togethers with friends and family, the lights and decorations on houses and businesses...I love it all. I hope you do too. And this year, I am going to be able to visit all of your homes as well!
I do hope that all of us will not forget that this is the season for calm, thanksgiving, and reverence for Christ's birth. I hope everyone will say "Merry Christmas" when greeting someone, and reflect on the beauty of the season because we have a Savior that has given us something to be truly merry about...eternal life, the greatest gift of all.
I would love to show you a little of my Christmas decor for White Wednesday and Rednesday. This snow lady was a gift from my neighbor several years ago. She’s a favorite of mine…reminds me of ME!
A few decorations on the tree
This hand embroidered ornament was a gift from one of my tea club friends.
And now please visit Kathleen for White Wednesday, and Sue for Rednesday…they’re waiting for you!
Remember our military...please pray that our leaders will make sound decisions that will provide the best protection for our men and women while they serve away from home. Pray for their families during this Christmas season, that they may find peace and strength as they wait for their loved ones to return.
Stay healthy, and may God bless you all!