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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Almost Christmas!

I'm pulling this out from last year to repost for several reasons.
1, because it is all still true, and 2, because I still can't find time to create a brand new original post, and 3, because I've been absent from blogland for way too long and thought I needed to get back here before you all completely forget me.
I hope you enjoy it.

Merry almost Christmas!

Not the shopping, not the gifts, not the crowds, not the family demands,
but the FEELING that Christmas brings.

A Few of the Things I Love about Christmastime:

~ I love the settling in of heightened emotions ~

~ The increased awareness of others life situations, both good and bad ~

~ The heart tug to do something for someone else without them knowing ~

~ The need to see a miracle or make one happen in someone else's life ~

~ The choir singing Christmas songs at church ~

~ The early morning Christmas service at church where there's nothing but candlelight lighting a path to the end of the aisleway where there stands a large, lonely cross holding a crown of thorns, draped in a robust purple cloth ~

~  The song Oh Holy Night, particularly, sung by David Phelps ~
(be prepared to cry your heart out)

~ I love that people start to recognize and acknowledge the presence of angels, miracles, and Jesus ~

~ Standing in the window at mom's with a mug of hot chocolate, looking out at the woods waiting for deer to appear ~

~ Cardinals sitting on the branches of holly bushes ~
(has a very special meaning to my family)

~ Decorating the Christmas Tree. Pulling out each ornament and remembering when it was added to our collection, and the memory attached to it. A lot of crying happens while I decorate our tree. ~

~ Seeing my mother's tree for the first time each year ~
(It's always full of memories)

~ Talking with my mom or my husband over coffee in the early hours of Christmas morning about our loved ones that have passed away ~ 

~ Sitting on the porch watching and listening to the birds sing ~

~ Gathering with family in the kitchen to make Christmas dinner ~

~ ........and mama's Japanese Fruit Pie! ~

Oh, I just love so many things about Christmas!

So tell me, what do you love about Christmas?


  1. I love waking up Christmas morning and seeing all the sleeping heads of my grandchildren as they dream about presents under the tree!! I just love Christmas and handing out presents! I love seeing people smile and laugh!!
    Hugging you

  2. Hi Polly..

    I was born on Christmas Morning about 2 am.. There isnt much about Christmas I dont love.
    It truly is " the most wonderful time of the year" in many many way..

    I am so happy to see you here.. This makes Christmas even better. There was a copy cat party and I copied you~!

    I hope all is well for you and your hubby and that you have the most wonderful and blessed Christmas ever..


  3. So good to see you Polly! I've missed you! : ) I hope everything is going well for you.

    I always used to get as excited as my kids to see them open their gifts and the joy on their faces as they saw what they got. Whispering to my husband to be quiet the night before as we carried the gifts downstairs after the kids went to sleep. I always love decorating my tree, because I do lovingly place the ones we have that mean something in just the right spot on the tree. Have a Merry Christmas, Polly!

  4. What a nice post! I love time spent with my children and grandchildren. I love the grandkid's eyes as they unwrap each gift.


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