As we will soon enter yet another new year, we pause for
reflection. Remembering the years that have past. I'd like to share with
you about a very special lady. One who filled a hole in our lives.
She was my teacher, friend, and soul mate in treasure hunting for
over 30 years. I used to tag along with her to yard sales, antique
shops and all kinds of second hand stores. She loved paper weights,
and she also loved vases. She had quite a collection of both. I have several of her paper weights displayed in my home.
But more importantly, she loved my children and was a huge part of their growing up years.
own mom passed away many years ago, before my children were born. She
stepped in as an auntie, but more like a grandmother. Her generous and
loving spirit filled us with her unconditional love.
Every Christmas my children and I would descend on her house and
decorate for the season. It was a tradition we held until she no longer
was able to live by herself. Our memories of her prick my heart, missing
her laughter and generous hospitality.
Very rarely does someone come into your life that has left such a deep
imprint on your heart. I am most thankful to have known and loved her.
Before the year is out, take time to tell someone you love them. For some people, it can be a very lonely time of year.
So once in every year we throng Upon a day apart, To praise the Lord with feast and song In thankfulness of heart. ~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!