Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Do you ever just sit and cry? LOVE......stitched in facets of life, "STORIES", and join my Giveaway


It has been a long time since I simply sat in my office and let my mind wander as it may.....I have been very overwhelmed today with emotion of joy, sadness, awe, humility, and...emotions that don't have words.....This holiday season has been packed with silly and vacation and preparation for giving gifts and today was a first for simply sitting and listening to my peers on the radio weathering the floods, reading blogs of love and festivities and reflection.......Gift of NOT BEING DISTRACTED...

And as the rains come down so do my tears.....Thank you for you who have enriched my life today, yesterday, a  month ago, a year ago when I first started blogging.  Last month I cried as Milla and Johnny passed away and today I think of them and.......

CELEBRATING Love and fragileness of life. and the moment of this HOLIDAY that you will remember...
 

What are you Celebrating? 

When you have a moment and can sit quietly and let your mind wander/ rest/ whisper to your heart and soul....

Comment what comes to mind or leave a pic on my email and I am hosting a giveaway that goes until  Christmas arrives....Reigning in the mayhem and celebrating a MOMENT! 

AND moments  make up stories!  For a phenomenal post CELEBRATING stories, visit. Sujata at  .  It is a beautiful! http://therootconnection.blogspot.com

The giveaway prize will  be a sur-PRIZE.....

Love, Em

13 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

During the holiday season, well, almost any day really, my thoughts go to my Dad who passed away from cancer almost 33 years ago. I think how proud he would be of his granddaughters and how much fun he would have with his great grandsons. I imagine he is up above smiling down on us all and I can feel his loving arms around me. I miss Dad very, very much.

Nancy said...

I'm celebrating family! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving - we were all together! Oldest son is spending Christmas with his girlfriend and her family (who he hasn't met yet!), youngest son and daughter will be with us. Oldest and girlfriend might be spending New Year's with us! Love family!

Tangos Treasures said...

Yes I cry every day!! I can't find my JOY!!

Janet said...

My family is celebrating being together and being blessed by each other during the passing of my f-i-l - he's not gone yet but it is a matter of days or hours. My granddaughter said to me today "Mummy told me that Christmas will be happy because Grandpa Jack is dying and his wife died a long time ago and he really loved her and now he will get to go and see her."

Duff said...

I am celebrating confidence and pride. I was looking at my teenage son earlier, wearing a hot pink t-shirt that reads, "Got Enough Art?" with a milk jug on the back (it's a shirt designed by his school's art class). I asked, "why hot pink?" And he replied, "I like saturated colors." which, of course, explains the saturated-turquoise Converse shoes. He also made cookies for me last Thursday: Peanut blossoms (you know, peanut butter cookies with the kisses on top). 7 dozen! It was a recipe from his cooking class. To sum up, I see a young man who is comfortable in his own skin and really enjoying life. So here's to celebrating his confidence and my pride!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think this time of year tends to bring back many memories. Good memories, sad memories, so many things to remember. I am celebrating the birth of Jesus, because without Him there would be no reason to celebrate. Merry Christmas.

Sunnybec said...

As always at this time my mind goes to my parents and my parents in law, how I wish I could just see them one more time. But I also remember when nephews and nieces were small and the Christmas Eves we stayed up until goodness knows what time helping their parents wrap dolls houses and bikes etc etc....mixed emotions every year. Hugs Linda x

Anonymous said...

Every picture on your blog pages evokes an emotion/memory. Mine are mixed as are yours, and run the whole gamut, ending up mostly with happiness I am happy to say. As we say so often, we are truly a blessed family to have each other. Mamita

Sujata said...

In this moment? I am thankful.. I am really happy to be well and in a good 'spot' in my universe.
My oldest has reached a milestone in his life and got a job just two days ago. I am celebrating his independence and also sadden that my first born is flying off the nest. These few days are going to be precious. We get to spend with all my children at home..talking about the past holiday memories and building new ones.

Em, You are very special. Thank you for being who you are! I am glad to have 'met' you.
:)

My listening ear is my dear husband, Nilesh.. Rain or Shine, he has always been there!

Patty said...

Merry Christmas Em! I'm so glad to have met you in blogland. I thought of you when I had the garden flower quilt pieces out yesterday, playing with the setting. It reminds me of my folks and I love that feeling. This will be my first Christmas without either parent. It's a sad empty feeling that I cannot explain. But I will be celebrating that they are back together and no more pain or suffering. And I am celebrating my 5 month old grandson. He has been such a joy. I think about how much my mother would have loved to see him because my daughter is the first granddaughter and that was so special to my folks. We lived in the same town as my folks so they got to see my children grow up, graduate, go to college and get married. I am so thankful for that because I was so close to my grandmother and I realize how important grandparents are. Any way this will be a Christmas of sad & happy celebrations with smiles and tears. But it will be a CELEBRATION!

Patty said...

Oh wow! the word I had to enter (before I could post my comment) for the last post was ablessin............A Blessing!! Thank for you being you! A Blessing!

Duff said...

Let me be the first to wish everyone here a very merry CHRISTmas! I am up this morning (2am), finishing a quilt! I am thinking about the warmth and love it will bring the recipient; all the love I keep at the forefront of my mind as I stitch my emotion and happiness into it, knowing that later today it will wrap around and "hug" a loved one!

Marcia W. said...

I miss my late father this Christmas. This year we celebrated the addition of my newborn grandniece - who we held and rocked - to her first Christmas celebration. My father would have loved this - a little baby girl born with lots of thick black hair.