Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Merry Christmas girls.  I will be signing off now till after the New Year. My sweet husband is home now till the 3rd of January and we are making some plans to run around a few days here and yon....  We will have Christmas here with my son and brother and SIL.  
Walden Home 2010

We are then going to work on the little house that belonged to Mom and Dad and get it rented out. I think I will do better if someone is living in it instead of it sitting empty. I have not yet moved Mom's things out so me and my sweet husband will tackle that Sunday.  I have a load of things to take to Tulsa an a few things to give away to the two SIL's .  I will only keep a couple of hats that I gave Mom for Christmas and her Birthday's over the years.We both have a love for hats.
Other than that there is not much over there. Mom and Dad was not material people and everything they have is mostly of sentimental value and nothing more. 
I just need to suck it up and get that little house cleaned out and put it to good use. Mom and Dad would want that. I am hoping to find a woman near my age retired or semi retired to live out there. I think that would be wonderful.  I am asking the Father God for just that.
Again I say, Merry Christmas to my blog world friends. Please forgive me for not sending out Christmas Cards this year. Seems my heart is in another place this year. 
I have VERY exciting news to share with you in the New Year, actually it is two different stories to tell you. One will be here on this blog an the other will be on the Samaritan Women Among You blog. I am anxious to share what the Father God has done and is doing. 

 Mom and Dad Christmas 2009
Had I known that it was my last Christmas with them, I would have hugged on them longer and kissed their cheeks one more time.. I would have filled their stockings to running and overflowing with candy and their favorite thing........ 
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

Until then........... 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.



  1. Hello Darling
    I got that hugging card today and stopped right there in your embrace.
    Thank you, I was in the car with Dove and she too was so touched that mom made someone feel good/loved. She looked up at me with admiration. Sorta a two for one hug there girl.
    I'll pray with you for a friend even. Not just a renter, not another to care for but a mutual footing. One of respect and fun.
    Merry Christmas. It was so relaxed today here. I sat and just beaded on a little tree table topper I made a year or so ago. Just simple quiet peaceful tinkering. It was awesome.
    Be gentle Sunday. That kick in the fanny make it a tap. Love ya :)

  2. Merry Christmas, Denise....our Christmas will be much different this year....but oh, the memories of good times past!

    I miss my sweet little mother as I know you miss both your mom and dad.


    Much love,


  3. Merry Christmas to you too, Denise. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Much love my dear friend.

  4. The Walden House caught my eye. 'Just happen to be my maiden name!

    What a lovely post!!!

    God bless ya'll an have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!! :o)

  5. Hi Denise, Thank you for your comment on my blog, and I agree with you, I'm sick of talking about "this" too...but I do think that it's a process and a lifetime battle.
    ((( hugs ))) on your first Christmas without your parents. I'm sure it's difficult when you were so involved with them. When I clean at my mom's I think of how difficult it will be to clean her place out & sell it. She too doesn't have a lot of "stuff" but what she has has a story to go with it. When I dust her dining room table I think about how I'd dust it when I was a kid...Dad's rocking chair, where he sat...all those memories.
    God bless!

  6. Sweetie, I know just what you mean but we can't live with regrets..I think you'll find moments of joy and sadness as you clean out the'll laugh with tears streaming down your cheeks and shake your head at the memory of their ways...but it will be a time of healing and renewal..I pray God sends you a special person to occupy the little house..
    Enjoy this time with your I am trying to figure out the news....I regretted there was no ornament swap, also...yours is hanging on the you my friend.
    Mama Bear

  7. I'm praying for you during this season of changes. May God's peace and comfort hold you close.

    Sending up blessings for your Christmas!

  8. Thinking about you, dear, as you go through all this.
    May the Lord comfort and keep you through your Christmas. Praying our Savior shines in your heart!

  9. Denise, I know what you mean about cleaning out your parents house. We had to do it and there are still things there that we don't know what to do with, but with each thing we picked up, there was joy in knowing they lived a good life and enjoyed living, but they are together looking down on us and sharing in our blessings. The five real months I had of sharing in my mom's love was not long enough for me and there are so many regrets, but the Peace was made and I have come to terms with it. May the Joy of Christmas and the Birth of our Lord and Savior shine upon you and yours.. I pray you find a friend when you rent their home and that's what we hope to do also when we rent out both homes. Someone who will take care of it as though it were their own home. It is filled with lots of memories, both good and bad, but I cherish the good ones and let the bad ones go away. Peace and Love be with you always. Love and hugs, Pat


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