Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I Have Been Blessed

Flying a Kite on a Windy Day!

My brother, Ricky, really can fly a kite! He was about ten and I was around five! He had a classic, yellow Diamond shaped kite. He would get it high up in the sky! So high you could barely just see it! He would help me get my Holly Hobbie kite up in the air. We would stand there and watch them soar in the wind for hours! Ricky was my hero and he still is! He always played all the games well and caught all the fish. I wanted to be just like him!Thank you Ricky for playing games with your little sister, teaching me how to fish and fly a kite. thank you for letting me tag along! What great brothers and sisters I have!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happiness, Old Man Winter and Snow!

It was fairly warm here the other day. Saturday night it rained, then all of a sudden, the wind began to blow and the bottom fell out of the thermometer! It snowed some here but not real deep. We mostly got a dusting but the roads were pretty icy for awhile. My oldest daughter took her Nursing final. She was real nervous about it! I am so happy that she passed nursing with a B! Praise God for this! This morning I awoke to realize the power was off! It was 14 degrees! Thankfully, we have a kerosene heater which we used. It had been a couple of years since we had to use the heater. You never know when the power will go out. It is better to have supplies and be prepared. The power finally came back on and we didn't freeze to death! My FIL brought me some coffee! Always can count on him! They are calling for ice tomorrow night. I pray the power doesn't go off!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Santa, gold coins and a Shimmering tree!

We had a big, silver Christmas tree when I was a little girl. I loved to watch the pretty lights as they shimmered on the tree! It was magical! My Mama Dot also had a silver Christmas tree but hers was a table top. We still have the table top tree. We put it up almost every year! I have my Daddy's Christmas stocking. It is very old! I remember my brother, Bubba, giving me gold coins for Christmas! They were chocolate! I remember one year I heard a knock at the door! It was Santa Claus! He had a bag full of toys! I couldn't believe Santa actually came to my house! I later found out that Santa was actually my Daddy dressed up!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Best Christmas!

When I was about Six years old, I wanted a special doll for Christmas! On Christmas morning my dreams came true! Some how Santa managed to get that Dolly for me! My Daddy made me a beautiful, wooden cradle for my doll! My Mama Dot lovingly sewed the baby bed cushion, soft and silky! I would have rather had that Hand made Christmas present then all the store bought ones money could buy! My Daddy built that cradle with love and that was the best Christmas of all! At that time, my Daddy had never been saved, but he always taught me Christmas wasn't really about the presents or the tree. It was the Birth of Jesus! My Daddy did get saved before he died. My brother, Ricky helped lead him to the Lord. My Daddy is gone now but his love will live on. The cradle in this picture is similar to the one my Daddy crafted with love so many years ago. My cradle was red though.