Shug...My Steps of Faith

Shug...My Steps of Faith

Friday, December 19, 2014

Memories....a trail of glitter!!

We are days away from Christmas......are you ready?

I may not be completely ready with my gift giving, but I am ready in my heart, as we prepare to celebrate the Birth of Jesus!!  

This is the most beautiful time of year.....I love decorating our home and wrapping up the presents.  I also love singing the old Christmas carols that I sang as a child.  and.... Who doesn't love eating lots of Christmas goodies?   I do!!




It is so wonderful to sit around with family and friends, and to recollect beautiful memories of Christmases past.   One of my favorite memories happened about 10 years ago......(just a couple of  years before my mom's passing) 

Mother was so excited that year.   She wanted us to have a family "Progressive" dinner.   The guys got the trailer decked out with hay, rocking chairs,  blankets, a Christmas tree and even Christmas LIGHTS, that worked!!  

Our journey began at my niece's house.....we gathered for appetizers and punch.   Then it was on to Shanda's house, for photos!  Oh yes....we took  a lot of family pictures, and a whole lot of funnies!!  Next, we traveled to our house for a few more snacks.  Oh my......as we traveled down the road from place to place.......did we ever sing our hearts out!!   there was a whole lot of singing along the way!!  None of us could carry a pretty tune,  but we for sure.....had ourselves a wonderful time!

We ended up at my brother's home.......where we all shared a wonderful meal together......Later, we played a lot of family games!!  Teams were chosen and we began to make the most exciting snowmen that anyone had ever seen.....   We used lots of toilet tissue and all kinds of other things, to make the best snowmen in town.   Can you believe that MY team did not win??


 I can still see the joy and the happiness on my mom's face!!   Her heart was full of joy!!  What a precious memory for me....  My mom always left a trail of glitter wherever she went!!!


Isn't this what it's all about?  Sharing love with one another and giving a smile to those around.  

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Do you have a special Christmas memory??

May the lovely season of Christmas bring you Blessings in abundance....

Shug......


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Our Words Write a Story......

Good Morning all.....

I've been sitting here this morning....in the comfort of our beautiful home....drinking my warm coffee....using my laptop, to catch up with family and friends.....my feet are propped up.....And....my life is good!  Wait....my life is GREAT!



What I realize is.....that not everyone has these same comforts.   As stressful as the past month has been for me, it does not even come close to comparing to the hard times that many live, daily!!!

My goal for today is not to gain your sympathy.....I only intend to share the "Reality of life."

By reading each of your post.....I can catch a glimpse of an UP or DOWN day that you are having.... and I'm happy to say a sweet prayer for my friends.   
  I'm pretty sure that you can do the same when I write a post.   

Our words write a story of our everyday life.

Like most of you.....I never truly relate my entire feelings to the fullest!  After all.....I am an OPTIMIST!  I like to be happy....I like everyone around me to be happy....I would love for everyone in the world to be happy!

These past few months have been extremely difficult for me.
Not only has the Alzheimer's been playing havoc on my dads life.....it has exhausted me both mentally and physically.  I'm not alone....my brother has spent many nights, having to get up at 2 or 3 in the morning, to take care of dad.   14 days to date, he has been in the hospital.   

My plate has not only been full....it has been WAY overflowing!   It hasn't just been my dad....there have been several unexpected events that have placed a heavy toll on my everyday life.  

I apologize if I have become a some what "Woe is Me" blogger!!  

I refuse to let these small things be my stay......I am an over comer.....and the BEST part of it all, is:  God loves me and HE never fails!  I have VICTORY through Jesus Christ.

I dare to think what the past couple of months would have been like, Without God in my life.

Now....to get on with the rest of my post!  This is the Season when are hearts are more in tune with the pain that many experience on a daily basis.  Our eyes and ears must be alert, so that we recognize and help.

Just this morning.....I was reading a FB post from one of my friends, as to how she was approached yesterday, by a lady....asking my friend if she could help buy groceries for the lady's family.    The lady did not want money....she needed milk and eggs, to help feed her grandchildren.  

Many elderly people are having to raise their grandchildren...They either live on a limited income...or they still have to work, just to meet the NEEDS of the family.

Sad isn't it?   

and then, there is this Santa thing!!!!!!!!!

Is Santa a fair Santa?  We teach our young kids to ask for all the things they WANT.....TV's, iPads, Bike's, Computer's, the newest iPhone, Tennis shoes that can cost 150.oo or more!  So on, and so on!!!

What we have here are, Wealthy Santa's and Poor Santa's!

ALL children want a visit from the Wealthy Santa!!  However.....this isn't possible!!   

When we look at Christmas in the sense of material things.....then I would venture to say, that NOT everyone's Christmas is Merry!!   A lot of little hearts get broken!

Praise God......that it does not matter if one is rich or poor....We all can have the same RICH relationship with GOD!  After all.....this is the most important thing in life!!

I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I'd rather be His than have riches untold;
I'd rather have Jesus, than houses or land;
I'd rather be led by His nail pierced hand

Than to be the king of a vast domain;
Or be held in sin's dread sway;
I'd rather have Jesus than anything;
This world affords today


Sweet Hugs to each of you!!
Shug~

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Yes....My Grandkids Rock