A Tree Full of Good Thoughts

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One of my favorite things about our Christmas tree is that it is full of memories.  Most of the ornaments bring back a rush of remembrances and good thoughts that make me smile.  This particular ornament, for example:

Bought in a small shop in Dingle, Ireland in 2001.  We had gone to this shop around 1 PM, and saw a sign saying that they were away and would be back sometime in the afternoon.  (no time specified, which I thought was wonderful and so unusual to my American time-driven upbringing)  Sometime around 4 we went back and found this.  It sparkled so beautifully in the light, and we loved it.

Seeing it now, I am right back there, in that small intimate shop, with Ed and Joshua.  Good times, good thoughts flow through me, and I smile.

Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends.  Love, Lisa

What I’m Waiting For

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What I’m waiting for….

Christmas, peace, family getting together, walking better, eggnog

Music, losing weight, Jesus coming back, hugs, understanding

Always waiting, but maybe,

By always looking forward I’m missing the now

The beauty of right now….the messes, the expectation,

The reaching for something, the trying, the loving

The starting over again new each morning

Knowing that God’s faithfulness is there through it all.

c2017 Lisa Lyons

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful blog readers out there.  🙂  I appreciate your encouragement throughout the year, and pray that God fills you with lots of love throughout this holiday season.  This picture fills me with much nostalgia….Christmas 2000, when Joshua was 6 and our dog Fritzi was only 3.  Enjoy each other.  Love, Lisa