Posted at 4:51 am , on January 18, 2015
It’s Christmas in January, not Christmas in July. Our charming little quaint home has Christmas touches through out each room. Even the hallway and bathrooms have ribbon, homemade decorations our kids made, and mistletoe hangs in the kitchen door frame.
And it is mid-January and we still have every bit of it up. Even the real tree. Of course, it is not lit. Amazingly, it is still standing, and with almost all of its needles!
Why? Because our son asked if we could still do a small Christmas when he got back from boot camp. We decided to go further, keep every thing up, fill up his stocking, and have a great big Christmas ham and all the trimmings!
He has no idea, so what a great surprise!
Posted at 4:40 am , on January 18, 2015
I daydream…….of living to be quite old, sitting in my chair,looking out at all my wealth. Wealth that fills the heart, not the pocket. Family that grew from two young people in love. Children. Grandchildren. Laughter, smiles, and hugs. Some fears, angry words, and tears. First days of school, friends, weekends and hot summer days at the beach.
I daydream……..of traveling the world, meeting amazing new people. Eating different food, learning their traditions, forming lasting bonds.
I daydream……..I am a Superhero. Able to solve life’s many problems with just a wink. Stretching, bending, hugging, smiling. Never tiring.
Posted at 3:39 am , on January 18, 2015
watching the snow covering Pike’s Peak,
driving through a canopy of healthy summer trees,
hypnotized by a child’s smile,
watching a pot of thick, rich stew simmer in the pot,
someone reaching for your hand,
surprise tulips poking up through the cold ground,
a tractor plowing in the setting sun,
the mirage of heat rising from the ground,
a handwritten envelope from a very familiar hand……