Friday, December 24, 2010

Be blessed not stressed!

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The merry family gatherings -
The old, the very young;
The strangely lovely way they
Harmonize in carols sung.
For Christmas is tradition time -
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.
~Helen Lowrie Marshall

Everywhere we have lived we have watched children participate in Christmas skits, say their poems and sing their songs.  Traditions like these truly touch my heart.  I think back to when my oldest son was the baby Jesus in a Christmas musical back in Kansas 23 years ago.  I can also remember reciting a poem, playing the violin and singing in church as a child.  

For all who celebrate Christmas take some time to rejoice in and reflect on the reason for the season. Be blessed not stressed over all the traditions and getting it all just right... just have yourself a

Merry Christmas! 


  1. Merry Christmas Alida. Best wishes for a blessed holiday season.

    God Bless You,

  2. Merry Christmas to you!!! :)

  3. i love true and perfect because the holiday is not about all the stress and worry! muahhhh....wishing you a very merry christmas! xoxo

  4. Merry Christmas. i love watching the little ones during the holidays, so much fun.

    Have a Merry Christmas and blessed New year.

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  7. I love the "be blessed, not stressed!" SO TRUE! Merry Christmas!

  8. Wonderful Pictures!

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  11. I love this post, so often we get stressed rather than blessed during the holidays. It is wonderful to take a moment to remember traditions. I hope you had a great Christmas!

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