S: Live, Give, & Rebuild
FC: Christmas in the "Nati" | Christmas | 2010
1: A Christmas To Remember...
3: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
4: Dear Santa, I want one of everything | Baby's First Christmas
5: Who needs Santa when you have Grandma!
6: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
7: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, And folks dressed up like Eskimos. Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, Help to make the season bright. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, Will find it hard to sleep tonight. They know that Santa's on his way; He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. And every mother's child is going to spy, To see if reindeer really know how to fly. And so I'm offering this simple phrase, To kids from one to ninety-two, Although its been said many times, many ways, A very Merry Christmas to you
9: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
10: All I want for Christmas is ...
14: "Baked Cookies" The season is here that brings many fragrances. Some bearing cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolates and melting pots of creams and various sauces. When these fragrances float through the air it brings many memories. Memories that are "Easy like Sunday Morning." But none like that of a hot baked cookie. It brings great comfort, straight out of the oven. Catch the visual..When it stretches it is pliable, it is comforting. This page is meant and titled this way, not to drop suggestions cause it's powerful, but to bring encouragement and inspiration. Inspired by words and actions of everyday that has become comfort and change in life to share with you to do the same. I was in New York City one winter with an incredible group of women from all walks of life. I was a brand new mom. And after eleven years, new wife, new life, and Oh...how I needed a break!! We arrived at the hotel and every night the bed was made, Oh..and hot chocolate chip cookies were ready when you entered the hotel. Wow! This was the life! | Christmas 2010
15: Born and bred on the East Coast; should be use to the bustle and fast pace, spontaneous movement, big and stuffed crowds "plans subject to change ," right? But some how I found myself anxious, overwhelmed, fussing from within, complaining and murmuring. I felt like I needed to fall out in the middle of the ground and cry. It was cold, it was wet, all the money spent shopping, tired, hungry... The beauty of being a mother is that you sense when your child is out of control. There was a seasoned mother amongst us. Whom deposited something in my life at that moment that I will never forget. She is none other than: Mrs. Odessa Turnage. She walked over to me, while I was kneeling down at the suitcase, just fighting with myself inside and she quietly placed a $20 bill in my hand. Wow!! It wasn't the amount (of course, that's always nice) but it was the touch. It was without a word. It was the sensitivity. It was graceful and it was comforting. And somehow in a subtle way, it made everything alright. Many of you have many stories, but this is a cookie that I needed to share. To encourage you to be sensitive to your neighbor this year. Someone silently is going through something and may be right next to you. Be giving. Be gentle. Give a comforting word, gesture, a gentle touch. And it is amazing the fragrance, the aroma , you will leave in someone's space. Now go, "Bake some Cookies." Christine Turnage
16: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
18: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
21: Good food, Good friends, Great times
22: May all your Christmas dreams come true
23: Then and Now, the true gifts of Christmas are Peace, Joy and Love
25: Dear Santa, I had a great time, see you next year...