Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

The Mantle

I hope you and yours have a safe and happy holiday!

Lights on the Tree

I must share a Christmas Eve story. I went to Walmart today to pick up some last minute things as a favor to my mom. I had 24 items, four too many to go in the express lane, so I headed to the regular lanes and started waiting. It took 35 minutes to get through the line. But I didn't much care, because I was so sad for the people in front of me. They were trying to get some groceries with their WIC voucher. Well, the store was out of the "correct" size cereal boxes, so they had two boxes of cereal in a smaller size. But since it wasn't "correct", they couldn't get it. The manager had to go exchange it for a different cereal in the "correct" size. Now certainly they were grateful for what they got, but sheesh, don't you think they could get what they want in a smaller size and it wouldn't be a problem? They also couldn't get the milk they wanted because it was the wrong size. Same thing with sliced cheese. You might think "Oh, why didn't they get the proper size?" As a fellow shopper, I can vouch for the fact that the store was barren. Empty shelves all over the place. Undoubtedly, they just didn't have the "correct" sizes in the items they were trying to get. I offered to buy the milk and cheese for them, but they politely declined. Maybe that wasn't the right thing for me to do, but I felt so bad that they couldn't get their food. If you're the praying type, please say a prayer for that family and their kiddos, that they may have a blessed and bountiful Christmas!

"I heard the bells"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep,
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men!"

Red & Gold Ornament

Peace to all, and Merry Christmas!!!


  1. Merry Christmas to you! I will say a prayer for that family. That first picture of the mantle is beautiful. Did you decorate it? I love it.

  2. Hi Ash! Love from Amman! THANKS SO much for sending me the youtube link for PW, we've got a bunch of Arabian addicts to feed before the next HHtoTW chapter comes out.

    God bless bloggers like you who reach out a hand! Stop on by anytime, by hubby was in New Orleans many years and another US blogger in Jordan is from Baton Rouge.

    I paused to pray for that family with the WIC issue. :D

  3. I prayed too - you are a sweet girl! Some people would have turned a blind eye, or been frustrated for waiting. Blessings to you for offering to help!

    Great photos, as well.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. You are such a sweet person! I will definitely keep that family in my prayers! I hope you had a great Christmas! : )

  5. I hear where they're coming from. My sister is on the wic program, and it can be hard to get the right things, especially if things are on the wrong part of the shelf--it shows they're wic approved, then you get to check out and no luck!
    and that song makes me cry, every single time I hear it, my favorite Christmas song.
    Merry Christmas to you, and if you travel to philmont--tell Lozy to get better!

  6. ...Beautiful photos and beautiful thoughts that you have for those people. How kind of you and yes, you did the right thing by offering...blessings to you.

    ...Happy Holidays... :o)

  7. Beautiful pictures! and you my friend, have a beautiful heart.

  8. Thank y'all all for your kind words and prayers! I'm sure that family will be better off because of them. =)

  9. Gorgeous pics! And you have such a kind heart. Thank God for people like you who care.


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