A Christmas to Remember

When we gathered at church last night to remember husbands, grandchildren, sons, daughters, parents, and grandparents, I had no idea how special it would be...........

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We ate, we hugged, we laughed, we shared........

Then we began creating........

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Measuring, cutting, tracing, assembling...........

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But most of all, sharing.

Sharing memories, sharing life, sharing stories, sharing love........

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After we had taken our photos, our craft supplies, and our ornaments and created beautiful heirlooms for our trees and for gifts for friends and family..........

And after we had gathered in a circle with candles lit,

tears falling,

prayers said,

and "Joy to the World" sang (after all, the coming of the Savior is what gives us our joy),

we smiled and knew that our evening together was just what we all needed to begin this holiday season.

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In my heart I knew "This was good."december 018117

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As I look back on last night, I wonder, "Is this how the world began?"

Hugging, laughing, sharing..........

Then creating.

Followed by the words,

"This is good."

I'm thankful that as I type these words, God is busy again.......

Hugging, laughing, sharing, and creating a Home for us all in Heaven.

One day I want to meet each of you there, and as I hug you I will say with a great big smile!


Have a happy Monday!

I love you all so much,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a website with instructions for those ornaments?

Anonymous Tammy said...


I will check with the lady who organized this special night and let you know! I'm sure there are somewhere!

Love you!


Anonymous Allison Murray said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm sure many people were touched by this opportunity! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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