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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

" Memories, & Desires"


It's starting to feel like Christmas and that makes me all gitty inside.....yes I know its early to be posting but after all I get up at 5:30 or 6:00 every morning drank a couple cups of coffee already and was watching the news to see the weather and then I got to thinking..."Hmmm, I think I'll do some decorating around here" I love this time of year, its my favorite to know a sweet child was born that grew up and has so much power in his name, but then on one hand I get a little blue start missing my dad, he made Christmas so fun, but then I am reminded that he is celebrating our Savior's birth, with the savior himself, now you cant get any better of a Christmas then that! When I was younger, I would carefully unwrap my presents too see what I got, and I would wrap them back up, I even tried to get the tape the same length! Well one this one Christmas my mom didn't wrap not one of my presents, she put them under the tree in the store bags! I asked her why she did that and she said "You unwrap them anyways before Christmas so why waste paper and tape" and then their was my Dad's gift's, all wrapped so pretty, and you know I never once peeked in those bags, I was so hurt she did that, just like she was hurt that I did that to her, its funny now, but not then...I wonder if my children ever did that? Probably so, if they did they sure know how to act surprise! I miss those days with my Dad and Mom, he and my mom sat on the couch and tore paper off their presents, while I opened store bags! taught me a very good lesson, and to this day I love surprises more now and the sound of paper being ripped! My heart is feeling so joyful this morning, the love I feel for Christ is so heavy this morning, I so badly wish to see his face person to person, feel his hugs and his hair, that looks so silky soft and his skin that just looks like it would feel like a new baby's skin, my heart desires him so much and I truly cant wait for the day to meet him face to face.

5 comments:

Patti said...

Thanks for the story of Christmas gifts. I just read a book by Dennis Beck, The Christmas Sweater that told about just what you were talking about. Unwrapping gifts and then wrapping them up again.

I miss my Mom and Dad too but you are right they are there with the Lord, how wonderful that must be.

Hugs and God Bless You
Patti

Just Joni said...

what a sweet post...I have similar memories, but to this day I have a difficult time not sneaking a peak...I love Christmas, it brings out the little kid in all of us.

xoxoxo

Denise said...

Oh how sweet this was......... and when you talk about seeing the Christ face to face my spirit man rises up within me..... I am a fearful person on one hand and have struggled many years with many fears, but as I grow older HE is taking my fears away......... I do long to see HIS face and look upon the one that saved me............

Hugs girl... and if you do not mind, email me with your mailing address........ I have a big old Christmas card list and your name resides there.........

Nonnie said...

love your stories, annette....and your giddiness for Christmas...i get the same way!!! i KNOW our kids used to peak....i told them Santa would let me know and those presents would have to go back to the store!!!! you can imagine how long THAT lasted!! LOL
hugs my friend...
kimberly

irenka said...

What a lovely post. I started to do that with my kids too, just giving them store bags, you have brought something new to me. They don't seem to enjoy the gift as much. I know they are older now but they are still my "kids" I'll be wrapping again this year thank you. Love your photo insert. God Bless you and Have a wonderful time Preparing for Christmas.

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