Monday, December 12, 2011

the *joy* alert: december 12

This sweet darling of a baby turned 11 years old today.  He had a really hard time tonight at bedtime accepting the fact that it was all over.  He said, "I wish I could go back in time and start this day over again."  His laments were met with sympathy.  When I look at those cheeks and remember that warm cuddly body on mine, I'd like to start the last 11 years over again.
 My dear friend, E, from Germany sent a greeting to Jack yesterday with this picture.  It makes me smile
reading some cards with Joel that came in the mail
fajita supper with our dear friends, the V's
he's been wanting a banjo...tonight he got one!
*Joy* Alert: My favorite redhead was my best-ever Christmas present.  It's such a joy to know him and to love him.

A little update on Mark's mom...surgery was postponed until Wednesday because they needed to do a couple more tests before the triple bypass.  She is in good spirits and so thankful for all the visits, phone calls, and prayers.  She feels loved!

This month, I am joining my friend,Sarah Jane, in writing daily about things that bring joy during this lovely, peaceful holiday season. 
joy in the season
I saw a GAP ad the other day that I shamelessly "borrowed" for my titles this coming month. Ironically, if I can stay out of the GAP and other such places, I will most definitely be more alert to what brings REAL, lasting joy.