God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Saturday, December 10, 2011

OLM's Season's Special Meaning

Marie over at Olde Lady Primitives is having a surprise giveaway & asks everyone who enters to post one thing about what gives this season special meaning for them ... if they'd like to   : )  

One special thing.  It's hard to choose just one ... but I would have to say the one thing that gives the season special meaning for me would have to be memories of Christmases past.  Christmastime spent when I was a little girl ... opening gifts underneath the tree, visiting aunts & uncles & cousins, baking cookies, going shopping, making gifts during art time at school, hearing Christmas songs on the radio, the good food we had to eat, & attending midnight mass.  Then when I got older ... in my mid to late teens ... it was still a time for some of those things but also a time of parties & being with friends & hoping to get a kiss underneath the mistletoe   : )   When John & I were first married it was a time of setting up housekeeping, learning to share our lives together, & starting our own Christmas traditions.  When the children came, well, it was all about them of course.  Now that we are older, Christmas is about all these memories that warm our hearts & make us so very thankful for the life we have lived together.

4 comments:

cucki said...

hello dear, thank you for sharing your old christmas memory..i love the old time the best..i am missing the days when i was with my papa..
well those were the days..
sending you hugs xx

TheCrankyCrow said...

Very sweet and endearing post Shirlee - truly it does see like memories of Christmases past are some of the most precious of all memories.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Just returning the following. Love the story of the sweet potato garland, I have never heard of such a thing! Will the birds be able to eat it after Christmas or will it be too dried out?

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Shirlee, Great post!!! There isn't anything better then Christmas memories! Thanks for joining in! And saw all your secret Santa goodies! WOW!!! OLM