Pink Saturday

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Traditions and Always

Christmas has always seemed a very lonely time for me and always found it hard to keep traditions. But thinking back there was always something to do on this day. The first Christmas alone as a teenager was looking after my friends apartment in Abbotsford, i remember going for a walk around the city looking at the lights with the snow falling gently on the ground. It was a beautiful walk.

Then when I was married we would always go to Saskatoon to visit his folks and sometimes surprise them with the three kids under the Christmas tree. Grandma would come out into the living room and give a great big gasp and laugh and say how did you guys get in here!!!! that was fun.

Then there were the days my children were born--the oldest was born on Christmas day, then the twins were born on Christmas day two years later. was that fun well it was very rewarding and yes --santa did come around and gave me a present! what Christmases we had. Always until the children got much older would i make each one a separate cake for their own besides the Christmas pajamas i would sew each one!! Then later the youngest girl came along in January and the same traditions were kept up for her also.

Now as you see in the picture above is the church we go to. I have for many years decorated the church, put up the bulletin board and put poinsettas and pinecones and wreaths around the sanctuary. One year whild the kids were at home we made a lifelike manger scene. Last year i made banners and bought the flowers and did quite a bit less but the other ladies took over now as i work out of town a lot. Our church is still quite nice and always it is the place where i like to go -- a good sanctuary.

happy Christmas to you all and may God give you a miracle also. may the angels sing in your heart and help you to feel loved.


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thank you for visiting CollectInTexas Gal this Special Pink Saturday. This is such a neat blog...completely dedicated to Pink. I really enjoyed looking through your blog at all the pictures, poems, princess' and pretty graphics.

Pam said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas memories. Children's birthdays on Christmas must have made the holiday even more special.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Shelia said...

I certainly appreciate your visit and I have enjoyed reading your memories! The photo of your church is so beautiful with the sun shining in - reminds of Jesus' love for us shining all over the place.
Be a sweetie and Merry Christmas,
Shelia ;)

jeanne said...

Hello Bev, thank you so much for your visit on Sat. We were out of town and I am late getting to visit. Your story about being lonely at times at Christmas is sad Bev. I am sure your your best gifts were your children born on Christmas years ago. An amazing story and it made me smile.
I am scrolling down to your Pink Sat. next.

Christmas love, Jeanne

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