Saturday, December 28, 2013

With Grateful Hearts


Light the candle on a holy night
singing loud and proud
grateful hearts ~ both Mom's to my right
cherish this moment


snow is gently falling
it is a perfect Christmas Eve

back to the house ~ gather around the table
a little "nip" or two
and listen to stories of days gone by
laugh and smile

exchanging of cards with my boy
it's late and I am tired ~ fill the stockings
then up to bed


we awoke Christmas morning to a layer of fresh fallen snow
when the sun came out around 11 it truly made it 
a magical Christmas Day

coffee in hand ~ loved ones around the table
we shared a fabulous meal
then spent time just talking and being
and sharing the love around the tree

waving goodbye ~ a couple hours "free"
before round 2
so a nap was had


ding ding
in the car ~ surrounded by our other clan
stockings were dug into and presents were opened
lots of oohs and ahs

eating cookies and sweet breads
crunching on candy and nuts
then everyone grabs a bowl of seafood casserole
and more sharing of the day so far
coming together ~ being together


another gathering on Boxing Day
around the table ~ good eats
sweet treats ~ raise your glass
toast the season

blessed to be part of two wonderful families
blessed to have power as so many around us do not
blessed with the ability to love and be loved

xo




7 comments:

Barb Brookbank said...

Sounds dreamy, Lori! love your little snowballs in the window!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Sounds lovely, Lori.

Fondly,
Glenda

mimi charmante said...

I hope you had the most marvelous holiday and am envious of those gorgeous girlies! Happy new year to you and here's to finally connecting in 2014!!! Love you!

Blondie's Journal said...

Lori...it all sounds so perfect and magical. And it is if you are grateful for everything and everyone around you, as you are!

Wishing you a Happy New Year, as wonderful as your three days of celebrating this past week! :)

XO,
Jane

Leslie Harris said...


"blessed with the ability to love and be loved."
What a beautiful perspective.
Happy New Year Lori, looking forward to reading more of your inspiring posts in 2014!
xo

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Cathi said...

Wonderful post, Lori. It sounds like the best of Christmas was truly enjoyed! Love and hugs, sweet friend! xxoo