December 2, 2010

{Showers of Christmas Blessings}

 A year of unexpected changes
it all seemed so unreal
called to look beyond our plans
pain difficult to conceal

Now looking back it all makes sense
although it seemed  a huge expense
the love we share...the time we spare
the sacrifices of those who care
the truth we speak...the joy we seek
the ups & downs we lift in prayer

 the heart is truly our prize possession
for it reveals our deep discretions
the gift of grace from Christ alone
is the most important thing we own

Our Christmas tree is small and bright
adorned with umbrellas that shine in the light
showered with blessings when it was difficult to cope
we never lost our faith and hope

So we celebrate...we jingle bells
we trim our home and wish all well
We bid farewell to what we had...and realize " ain't so bad"!

Merry Christmas


Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Beautiful my friend...simply beautiful.

And, I LOVE the poem!!!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

You gotta know, I love your poem.
It fits our life to a tee too.
Love your bright and cheery decorations.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a cute little tree! And poem! Yes, you have had lots of challenges and changes. Hoping next year is better!

Pammy Sue said...

That tree with the umbrellas is so pretty and unique. Love it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Well put and very creative. I love your tree!!:-)


gracie said...

love the tree..wish I could come tonight...don't have too much fun without me

xo gracie

Love the Decor! said...

That tree is adorable and the poem very nice!!!

Naturally Carol said...

Sometimes we don't know why life changes suddenly so much, but I love that you have kept your faith, your hope and your joy. Your joy is infectious and encouraging so never let it go! I loved reading your poem and looking at your umbrella tree. Thankyou!

Scrappy Girl said...

I love that little tree...adorable! I also love the bubble gum machine with your fun!

Happy@Home said...

Your creativity is overflowing in this post. The tree is adorable and your poem is just beautiful. I hope 2011 will be a less challenging year for you.

Debby said...

I love little trees. Love yours. I hope next year is better for you. So glad that you feel that what you have gone through ended up the best.

Stella said...

Cute tree and poem.

Deb said...

now that is an adorable tree

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little umbrellas on the tree are sweet! Happy holidays, my friend! ♥

Shelley said...

Such fun decorations and a beautiful poem...thanks for sharing...Shelley

Laura said...

What a beautiful post and poem-
and you are so right.
This speaks to so many of us for different reasons.

Everything looks special and lovely.

White Spray Paint

Country Dreaming said...

Very festive and your words are so full of truth.
When we have unexpected changes in our lives it is hard to look beyond what we are dealing with.
Once everything calms down then we usually have some kind of idea of why we had to go through what we went through.

Enjoy the holiday season.

PS: It was so good to see you again at Dreaming!


Julie Harward said...

Carrie, that is the cutest little tree ever, I love the tiny umbrellas on it! And this recipe in the previous post is amazing..thanks! :D


Hi Carrie,
LOVE what you wrote and your tree is darling!!! It's all about Jesus and the other "stuff" is just stuff.
Blessings to you!
Deb :)

Into Vintage said...

I for one
Am glad to know
That twenty-ten
Soon will go

Have a wonderful holiday season. I'm definitely looking forward to a shiny new year! :-)

Incipient Wings said...

what an adorable display!
and the poem is beutiful too.

Deborah said...

Oh you! You did it again. DeLovely.
And ain't that the truth!
**blows minty Christmas kisses** Deb

pollydove said...

It has been a trying year for me too Carrie! I love your poem and it is wonderful that your faith has remained strong! This festive "nook" is absolutely darling in every way!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a sweet tree. Love, health, happiness, etc. is all that is truly important. I like the simplicity of your decorations.

Diane said...

Carrie~ The tree turned out cute, I love the little silver tinsel trees so charming and the other decorations look so festive. I am sure we will all have a better 2011. oxox, Diane

Sewn With Grace said...

Your tree is gorgeous and your post is incredible. Way to go!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you for commenting and wishing me well, with my blogging issues!

Gentle Winter hugs...

A Vintage Chic said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt post...and such lovely images...
I think we've all had a crazy year this year...but, like you ain't so bad!

Thanks for coming by to visit me & for your kind comment. I'll be following along...I hope this is a wonderful Christmas season for you and your family!


Pieceful Bits said...

Sweet Poem and decor!!

Anonymous said...

I'm your newest follower.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

That is a very appropriate poem for the last two years of my life. Lots of sad things happened, but God always showers us with blessing during those rough times, too.

Also, thanks for writing a bit of the nursery rhyme on my Princess Post. I couldn't remember a thing about it, but now I have added to that post.

Christina said...

So true and so beautiful.
: )

A Vintage Chic said...

Hi, Carrie! So glad you came by! I had no idea you two were sisters--that's wonderful! If I'm remembering right, she's in Newbury Park--and my parents lived there for years--just moved 4 years ago! I'm finding so many family connections between blog friends--it's great!

Hope your weekend has been a good one!


nancygrayce said...

I love that! You have walked through your valley with such grace and faith! I think you could make anywhere a home. That tree is so great and what a great theme!

Love to you and your family during this celebration of Christ's birth!

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