Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Remember This

Remember the joy of singing out carols and hymns in worship, as part of the choir and as part of a congregation.

Remember the fun of seeking out the perfect gift for all those you love, and the pleasure of finding items on special offer so that The Children could have something they really wanted but you thought you couldn't afford.

Remember the quiet family times together, talking, laughing, playing games, just enjoying being together.

Remember the fun of cooking and baking and making - and eating! - all the special foods.

Remember the creative challenge of making a little scrapbook page each day, and of writing the journaling to go with it.

Remember the excitement of decorating the tree, of hanging the stockings, of seeing the gifts, of hearing the gasps of delight and the heart-felt thanks - including your own!

Don't remember the illness, it was a small part of Christmas when you look at the big picture. There is so much to remember that is good, and positive, and fun, and uplifting. It was a good Christmas.

Above all, remember the reason for all this. Whatever other memories may fade, remember Him.


Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Beautiful journaling in this post, Mel. And I love your page too. That little tree is adorable. xo

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post today Mel! Thanks for the reminder. I got my pix in my album yesterday, just need to finish up the journaling (taken from my blog) in the actual journal.

Sian said...

So much to remember, indeed.

scrappyjacky said...

Indeed....a christmas full of memories.

Clair said...

I'm sure I can't remember a word of your beautiful journalling because I was somewhat fixated on the tree embellishment. Did you paint that clever lady? Is glass painting another thing we can add to our crafty-to-do-list? x

Ruth said...

Spot on journaling, Mel. I went to a Christingle service on Christmas Eve and quite a few times, I had to stop singing whichever carol because I thought I might cry.

Miriam said...

Just gorgeous Mel x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful journaling, Mel, and another great page. I'll try to remember this for the end of next year's Christmas Journal. It seems like a perfect way to end the journal (though I suspect you're not finished.) I ended on 12/25 this year.

Rachel Brett said...

Great page Mel, I like the little tree you have used :)