I can’t express how deeply grateful I am to our servicemen/women, past and present. So, it’s with this small token here I share my thanks to thousands…maybe millions of Americans who fought/fight to keep America free.
To every man and woman I know or do not know, thank you for your selfless act of placing Americans before yourself. May God always bless you and yours!
We don’t have snow in East Tennessee this Christmas or at least not at our house. I’m sure on top of ole Smoky you might find traces of the white stuff, though. Whatever the weather is like where you are, I hope the warmth of the season fills your heart and home with love from friends and kin. Thank you for the gift of your friendship. I am looking forward to continuing to build on what we started this year or years past. May God’s glory brought down from heaven and laid in a manager shine in your life always. ?
DH gets me Christmas mewsic just about every year and this year is no exception. He got me the iTunes Happy Holiday album by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, which I like a lot. I hope you enjoy it, too!
While you listen to the Christmas cheer, I want to share with you a beautiful poem entitled “Gifts” written by my good friend.
I’ve already shopped, bought gifts galore,
then wrapped them up with bows and more.
I decorated the house inside and out;
each year brighter, without a doubt.
Still, something is missing; I don’t know what;
I must figure it out: no if, and, or but.
I baked lots of goodies to give and to share,
packaged them all up with love and care.
I wrote out cards from a very long list;
I don’t think there’s anyone I may have missed.
Still, something’s missing, what can it be?
It’s Christmas Eve, around the tree!
Lights are all lit, stockings are hung;
ready for Mass as church bells are rung.
Outside, what’s missing? I finally know.
A gift from the heavens: it’s Christmas snow!
Each snowflake, a miracle sent from above;
each miracle a gift of God’s perfect love.
Silent and holy, the snow pure and white,
reflections of God’s love born Christmas night.
It’s the first day of a brand, spanking new year, kittens & dawgs. My prayers for you is one of good health, much happiness, and fruition in all you do. Here’s to another year of togetherness in Blogosphere and thank you for being wonderful friends!
“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” ~Author Unknown
Thank you for the blessing of friendship. I hope you and your family enjoy God’s bounty around the table today and even though your life might be lacking some things; there is always reason to count the blessings before you.
I’m away from cyberspace this week, but I’ll see you next week. Have a blessed time with your family and Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope y’all had a marvelous Christmas. Ours was quite lovely. In case you didn’t know, I’m taking one more hiatus before the year slips away with DH. Not to worry, I’ll be back on schedule next week. Meanwhile, as you look to the new year, I hope nothing but goodness falls in your lap and while I know some of us may get rained on in 2015, my prayer is for God to help you to weather the storm(s) whatever they may be.
Thank you for being awesome, awesome friends and I look forward to sharing with you in the New Year!