. . . from the availability of peppermint bark
(. . . & I love the little 'Dove' pieces of peppermint bark,
just the right amount!)
. . . to all the wonderful variety of poinsettia colors!
This one is in my bedroom.
It's the most wonderful coral-y pink tinged with red edges.
I love it, & I hope it lasts long into the new year. . .
. . . And then there is this very special ornament.
It has become my favorite.
A neighbor made it for Dad & I, five years ago.
She took the photo (my favorite) we had of Mom
that was used in her memorial service program,
. . . & she placed it inside a glass ornament that she painted
with delicate snowflakes.
Secretly. . . I never put it away. . . it hangs in a tree that I have in the house
. . . all year long.
. . . but for now, it is carefully placed beneath our little Christmas tree,
. . . reminding me of what a gift the time I had with her was.
It's the little things. . .
. . . that make the biggest difference to me.
I want to thank you all for visiting today,
& I pray that you have a very special celebration
of the wonderful gift that God has given us.
Merry Christmas everyone!