White Lace and Promises

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

We Have This Moment

We Have This Moment
Bill and Gloria Gaither

Hold tight to the sound of the music of living
Happy songs from the laughter of children at play
Hold my hand as we run through the sweet, fragrant meadows,
Making memories of what was today.

We have this moment to hold in our hands
And to touch while it slips through our fingers like sand
Yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come
But we have this moment today.

I am holding my baby brother who was killed 
when he was five years old.
When the accident happened, 
I was 14, my older brother was 17,
and my sister was 9.

Tiny voice that I hear is my little girl calling
For Daddy to hear just what she has to say
And my little boy running there by the hillside
May never be quite like today.

Tender words, gentle touch and a good cup of coffee
And someone who loves me and wants me to stay
Hold them near while they're hear and don't wait for tomorrow
To look back and wish for today.

Take the blue of the sky and the green of the forest
and the gold and brown of the freshly mowed hay
Ad the pale shades of spring and the circus of autumn
And weave you a lovely today.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Tree

My sister-in-law fell and broke her hip on Sunday evening.
I was at the hospital yesterday waiting for them to do surgery.
I kept two of her grandchildren today.
They helped me put up the tree.

I couldn't find my new tree skirt and 
I wasn't about to open every box in the attic.
I'll just get a cheapo at the dollar store.
Still trying to keep it simple.

Every year I'm downsizing more.

This was my tree last year.

This was my tree two years ago.

The past few years I've used all of my mom's ornaments. 
I'm still using a few, but this year I felt like I needed a change. 

I'm going from this...

 to this,

still using some of my mom's favorites

while adding a pop of color.

I bought the red and turquoise at the after Christmas sales last year.
My little ones will love the color and I get to be a child again. 

Please keep my family your prayers. 
I am intentionally choosing to count my blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving, 


I've already had to get the spray bottle to Callie.
I'm putting up the tree, 
she's determined to pull it down.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Few More Touches

Just a few more touches to make me smile. 

The funnel-tree on the left is unfinished, 
I know.  
Can't decide what I want to do with it, 
but for now I think it works with the silver.
Finally found a truck to haul my tree home.   

The smile on that little fellow lights my world
even more than the lights on the tree.
He will be so much fun this year, his third Christmas. 

I found some more vintage Santa mugs. 
I can't believe these things are still out there. 
I surely didn't expect to find any as
hot as they are in the magazines this year. 

They are making new ones, but I prefer the old.
This is my favorite. 
It is HUGE.
Don't you like???

Please pray for my daughter-in-law's family.
PaPaw went home to be with Jesus. 
As difficult as it is, they are comforted 
in knowing that he is now of sound mind, 
at peace and free of pain.

Those babies made him happy. 

Surely don't mind sharing my loves with this sweet family.
Prayers for them tonight.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Another Project Today, Tomorrow the Tree

I stayed up late last night doing this...

The red is so pretty and shiney.
It makes me smile. 

I recently bought this quilt at the flea market for $40.
It's hand stitched and has so much red in it
that I couldn't resist.

This is gonna be my Christmas corner. 
I'll add some red pillows and some stuffed toys 
for the Grandloves to play with. 
Maybe Callie Cat will stay off of it...

The window seat has sat empty for 3 years now.  
After Christmas, I intend to get someone to make me 
pillows and a cushion from nice fabric.  

Today was a good day. 
I helped a friend.
We went thrifting.
I listened.  She listened. 
We shared.
I taught a Bible class.
We prayed together.

Isn't that what community is all about?

Tonight I am at peace.