Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

What do I want for Christmas?
Lord, set one bright star apart,
and let me lift to it this night,
and awed and childlike heart.

The gifts have been exchanged, the Christmas Dinner is cooking, and the wrapping paper and bows recycled. For all its anticipation, Christmas 2010 is here and the day is going by too quickly. My biggest gift is and always will be my daughter. Even at 22, she is still my little one that I can't wait to see open her presents. I wonder where she may be next Christmas, where her future plans will take her. I know that little birds have to leave their nest, but for this year, she is home. There have been a lot of changes for me this year and more to come. Through it all, I have been blessed with meeting such amazing blogging friends, friends that are as real to me and special, as my friends right here in my hometown. These wonderful blogging buddies have taken the time to offer such sweet comments, advice, humor and support. I am truly grateful and appreciate them all.

It was after Christmas last year, that Shara of Monkeybox was posting about some Christmas finds that she had purchased at a school sale. Amongst all the cool treasures were these silver plastic reindeers and sleigh. I wrote to Shara with a comment how I had those same reindeers from my childhood, only a few, and that every Christmas they were part of my decorations. Even though some had broken antlers and they were only plastic, they were priceless to me. Imagine my delight when Shara wrote to me asking if I would like them. You can see them in the photo above and read the whole story here. I was thrilled. A simple and kind act of a stranger that is now a friend. I have to admit, I don't do facebook or twitter or the other social media options........ but I do have my blog, as simple as it is, that is my little piece of sanity, inspiration, and friendship. Thank you to all my friends.

Merry Christmas to you all. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday.

Got it at Goodwill


Betty's corner of the world said...

Merry Christmas Sherrie .. I wish we could hang out at the Goodwill just once ..but I'm afraid we'd both want the same
How very sweet of Shara to gift you the little raindeer's so wonderful how a little act of kindness can put a smile on your face for the rest of the day...I always enjoy visiting your blog to see what treasures you come up with.
Merry Christmas and a very, very Happy New Year. ♥

Shara said...

How sweet of you! I am so happy to have sent you those reindeer and to have made you happy. They would have never brought me that sort of happiness - so I am thrilled that you love them.

I know how you feel about your daughter. I feel the same way about The Bean. Sure, he's 15 years old and I had to shake him awake at 9:30 to open his stocking (yes, he still gets a stocking!. But, he's still my KID and the light of my life!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Merry Christmas Sherrie!... I don't do facebook or twitter or any of those either... blogging is so much more personal and fun to me... so happy we met through our blogs, at Christmas last year... xoxo Julie Marie

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sherrie!
Thank you so much for your very sweet comment and holiday wishes, you made me all smiley! I'm so glad to have met you and my other blogging buddies over the past year. What a dear soul Shara is and what a precious gift, your reindeer are a treasure.
Wishing you the merriest of Christmases and much joy in 2011!

stefanie said...

Hope you are having a Merry Christmas!!!

Kaybe said...

Merry merry Christmas Sherrie! Hope 2011 is your most blessed year ever!


~~Carol~~ said...

Another thing we have in common, Sherrie: we both have 22 year old daughters that we're crazy about!
This blogging world is such an amazing place, and I'm so glad that I met you. I hope 2011 brings you lots of happiness and prosperity!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

How sweet is your story?
I too am attracted to things from my childhood celebrations.
AND I had a similar bloggy experience. Someone who for all normal reasons would never know I am alive read a comment I made and generously sent me a delightful treasure. And I have not even been blogging for a year yet.

Enjoy your holiday week.