This is it…My December view from the window….
I the flowers are lovely. They make me smile, and what little snow we have left from our first and only snow of the season, I think, makes a nice background.
Suffering with the P.T.S.D. as I do, it really helps to have something fun to look at, while I’m inside doing so many things.
My goal is to one day, get out there and decorate around the entire fence… baby steps.
I spoke about the nativity that my friends gave us so long ago, and how I put it up every year, first, without the baby Jesus…so, I thought I would take a picture or two, so you could see the wonderful gift for yourself.
This is the picture of the Hand-Carved nativity…made from Olive Wood from the Holy Land!
The next picture needs a bit of a set-up…My youngest saw the nativity…as pictured above, and said…where is the night, and where are all the stars in the sky (he was not satisfied with the star at the top)?
Then he went to his room, came back with a dark blue ribbon he had saved, and some of the star tinsel from the small tree we had put in their room, he placed it carefully on top of the nativity….it has been there ever since…
You may notice an ornament on the side…well that was my middle childs contribution to the nativity…it opens and you can put things into it…he said it was a gift for the Baby Jesus…like the wise men gave…so we put it on the side where the wise men are.
Now you know the full story of the Nativity in our house….it is such a special way to remember friends, past years, the children when they were young, and a way to do good deeds for others…all the while celebrating this wonderful season of Christ’s birth.
Let me know some of your traditions for whatever season you celebrate…I would love to hear you!
Thanks again for Hearing.