Saturday, December 22, 2012

… it's the little things. . .

. . . 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!



paulette said...

What a lovely way to remember you mom and keep her nearby all year long!! Very special! Thanks for sharing..You have a wonderful Christmas too...and all the best in the New Year!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The same to you Bren. You miss your mama like I miss my papa and most at this time of year.

Sue said...

I love Peppermint Bark and it's also fun to make!

Merry Christmas to you as we celebrate the birth of our King!

luvtoquilt said...

Merry Christmas, Bren. Looking forward to another year of enjoying your blog and your wonderful creativity!

Vicky said...

A belated Merry Christmas, Bren. Wishing you joy in the new year!

Sewn With Grace said...

Merry Christmas, Brenda! I loved the Christmas ornament of your Mom so much that I made one for my friend who lost her mother a couple of weeks ago. I know that I will make more. I hope you and your Dad had a blessed Christmas!