Monday, December 11, 2006

Showers of blessings

Today l sat for a little while and looked through some old photos. As the wind and rain lashed against the windowpanes my mind was flooded with memories. How fast children grow and time passes by.
So many of my blogging friends have been going through very difficult times this past year ~ my heart goes out to them all. Each of us in our own way go through the trials of life, some times worse than others. It has all made me realise that l should be thankful for the little things that we sometimes take for granted: our homes, health, and families. Thankful even for these raindrops that are falling mightily from the heavens- some countries are so very desperate for this kind of weather.
On a lighter note here are some photographs that made me smile earlier. The first is of my three children taken a few years back now, l think Dec, 2003. The second is of Daniel(now 18) with Santa ~ is one that l could never hand out due to his zip being down! And lastly, Melissa(now 17) sitting at the table with a halo ~ l love it. :)



May the forgiving spirit of Him to whom we dedicate this season prevail again on earth.
May hateful persecution and wanton aggression cease.
May man live in freedom and security, worshipping as he sees fit, loving his fellow man.
May the sanctity of the home be ever preserved.
May peace, everlasting peace, reign supreme.

18 comments:

Hliza said...

Cute faces! The one with Santa is hillarious..I'm sure Daniel will laugh at this everytime he sees it. Hope the same thing that you hoped for..

Sue said...

Wonderful post! So heartwarming... The pictures of your beautiful children are so dear!
Poor Daniel, it's such a typical little boy thing to do!!
xoxox

Sling said...

Amen...
lovely photos,and sentiments Horizon.

slap me happy said...

finally gettng into comment on blogs again lol, loved the pics hope all well at your end of the globe and just quietly don't you think that the Santa with danny looks like the Colonel (king of KFC lol).
xx
shona

Merle said...

Hi Horizon ~~ Great photos of your lovely children. Also nice sentiments.
We all have much to be thankful for, and we should feel very blessed. If we had no ad times in our lives, we would not
appreciate the good times as much.
Thanks for your comments, the fires are sill burning but the cooler day today has helped the men and women who give
up their time to protect us all. Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Lovely post and pictures of your kids Horizon. And I enjoyed reading about where you went and how you found your tree. Your husbands story is funny! Look forward to seeing the tree when you get it set. That baby Aye Aye sure is a sight for sore eyes!

tea
xo

Jeanette said...

Hi Horizon
Its always lovely to go through old photos.Lovely Photo's of the children

The Dog said...

Amen.

Tammy said...

Lovely verse at the end my friend...I could just hear your sweet voice reading it to me...your children so angelic and sweet!!
Great Post!!
:-D

LZ Blogger said...

Nice thoughts! ~ Isn't it funny how old memories get better as the age (in years) get longer? ~ jb///

Cathy said...

Amen.
xo

Grish said...

Wonderful pics there. And the post was just amazing. CHeers for now..:)

Alice said...

Such lovely photos of your children - certainly ones to treasure.

Very moving prayer at the end. Thank you.

Sigruns German Garden said...

A very nice post! I must show you some babyphotos from me, next time!

Sigrun

Pamela said...

Horizon, sweet and thoughtful post. Love your kids pictures. Your son is going to kill you! Very cute though! lol Your daughter looks so pretty and angelic! All three of them look to be having a wonderful time in the first. Thanks so much for the thoughtful reminder, so many are going through hard times and we all should count our blessings! :)

PEA said...

Yes, they do indeed grow up much too fast! I keep telling mine that they're no fun anymore since they're adults! lol I miss the years when they were young and still believed in Santa Claus!! Loved all the pictures, especially the one of Daniel with Santa! Precious memories!!! Hugs xoxo

MissKris said...

Hope you don't mind, but I'm "borrowing" this little gif for my blog. I love it! Do you have any special gif sites you like to use? Yatoula's is my favorite.

Pretty Lady said...

I enjoy your pictures very much and the prayer, can I borrow it? It's great! Please, next year, I would like to send you a Holiday card, you are now my friend.

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