Sunday, December 25, 2011

Joy Merry Be

It's Christmas morning and I've jumped on to say Merry Christmas to you.  A day of mixed emotions as my cherished ones, who have to be shared, are not with me today.  The joy that came when they called me a little while ago and I heard their voices, so simple, so much for me. 

Always at Christmas I go into deep thought about who is missing this year, who will be alone, who will be lonely.  My heart leaps out to them. The elderly people I care for, the families whose loved ones are in a war zone today, the separated families. 

Then I think of the utter joy that comes too.  The babies having their first christmas, families re-united from all over the place.  The love of this husband of mine who only has to look sideways at me for me to know how loved I am.  My amazing family most of whom I will spend today with. 

A very special feeling of joy for our family in the Lockyer Valley, who miraculously survived the horrific torrent of water in January of this year.  As they remember those friends and neighbours lost that day, we are so grateful that we still have each and every one of them, including the Pug dog!

Call me a crazy woman (as my sister-in-law actually did!), but I baubled the front garden.  More joy, as I look out the windows and see these little rays of Christmas bobbing around in the trees!

I'm sending love to you and as far and wide as it will reach today.  Merry Christmas!

Jane x


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones Jane. I hope the day brings lots of happiness and love and laughter. Have a wonderful day. xxx

  2. What gorgeous sentiments, Jane. I hope your day has been love-filled and peaceful. J x

  3. Merry Christmas my beautiful friend and bless you for having the courage to share even though your heart aches. As a grandma on the opposite end I would love to know that the adults were thinking of the best all round for the children. It did not happen in my family, but there will come a time when it will. XXXXX

  4. As we were driving to my sisters house yesterday, I loved looking in the wndow of houses and thinking of all that is happening in there all, the joy, the struggles, the sharing, the goodness. The season unites us in a way, bring us closer. Let's hold on to that for a while.


  5. Hi Jane

    You have so much to be very grateful for. Surviving the floods is at the top of the list.
    I loved this post. Merry Christmas to you.

    I am your newest follower and I'd love it if you'd follow me back.
    Carolyn xx

  6. Merry Christmas xx

    I think baubling the front garden is a great idea!