Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas 2013

I have not blogged for several years and it all seems strange and unreal.  Not sure why I am writing now. . . . but perhaps there is a reason . . . a bigger picture than I can see.

In the above picture I am placing an ornament that my mother gave me many years ago.  My mother passed away in 1996 so it has been over seventeen years that she placed the little ornament in my hand.  As she handed it to me she said, "Now when I am gone I want you to put this on the tree and think of  me."  Each year this special ornament is placed on the tree with love as memories fill my heart and mind of those years she was here.

In the years since my last post I have lost several dear friends. . . have watched others develop health problems and I too am becoming more fragile.  I will be eighty-three in September and that places me in the winter season of life. . . but the next season is Spring. . . new life!  What will it be like?  I, of course, do not have the answer but I know that the God that created me has a plan for me and for each of us.  I can trust His plan to be perfect and beautiful.

Perhaps no one will see this post . . . and if I am the only one, I want it to be a reminder that yesterday is past. . . I cannot bring back one day, one hour or even on moment.  I cannot see tomorrow but I pray that God will help me to see. . . really see the beauty that is all around me today and  regardless of circumstances  not to waste precious hours with worry, or "what ifs" or other negative thinking.  I want to start each day with Psalms 118:24 
"This is the day that the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it."

                                                            MERRY CHRISTMAS!