Our cozy, little nest is overflowing with simple joys during this extra-special Christmas season. It is so delightful to have my dear parents staying with us! My mom and I have been singing favorite Christmas songs together. Dad and I have been reminiscing over old family photos and scrapbooks together.
When we trimmed our Christmas tree before I headed off to Arizona last month, I set aside a few cherished ornaments so that my parents could enjoy hanging them on our tree once again. It’s these simple joys that make our hearts swell!
Today Mom hung this beautiful dove that she
stitched with love
for my very first Christmas tree
thirty-eight years ago.
Today Dad hung this sturdy Model A Ford
that he handcrafted
for that first Christmas tree
so long ago.
We are all enjoying the love and kindness of friends and neighbors.
It’s truly heartwarming that so many special people
are showering my parents with hugs.
On Christmas morning,
Santa will fill our Christmas stockings
with tiny treats.
We don’t need any brightly wrapped gifts
beneath our Christmas tree.
Our gifts this year
gathered around the tree with us.
We all agree that this will be the BEST Christmas ever!
You have all been on my heart so often,
Thank you for being so wonderful!
Your kind words and your visits to our little blog
the entire time I was away
mean the world to me.
May your Christmas stockings
be filled with simple joys
today and always!
Wishing you an abundance of
good health, peace, love, and friendship.
From our home to yours…
With much love & gratitude,
P.S. Stay tuned for busy New Year here on our blog. 🙂