Great gifts
Sunday December 23rd 2007, 6:21 pm
Filed under: Life

Giving thanks…

Great Blue heron at the C&O CanalFor the memory of a Great Blue Heron lifting majestically into the air in slow motion, right in front of a friend of mine and I as we got out of the car at the C&O Canal; for parents who taught us a reverence for the natural world.

Bryan’s guitarbuildingFor the gift of having had parents who raised their children with a love of music, and the piano, flute, violin and guitar lessons by which we learned both how to produce our own music and the discipline from living through that long process.

For the light of the Love in the world.that all may see in their dark times

For the wonder that arrives with each new baby, God’s reminder to love wholeheartedly.Miriam D’s gift from her Israel trip

For family gathered around in celebration of what our own babies have grown into. (Awright you guys, who cut into the next row instead of taking the one on the end?)Michelle’s cinnamon rolls

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Thanks for another beautiful, thoughtful post. Thank you for your inspirational outlook on the world and how we can make it a better place.

Now I’ll take the corner roll!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 12.23.07 @ 8:20 pm

That would’ve been me. I like the middle gooey ones better. *slurp*

Comment by Carina 12.23.07 @ 9:49 pm

Me too :-}
It works out great, as Oscar husband loves the corner bits.
Yum, cinnamon rolls.
I haven’t made them for too long.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 12.24.07 @ 7:02 am

And thanks for good friends – in person, by phone, and on the net! Merry Christmas, Alison! And, enjoy those “kids” of yours for the holidays.

Pam in Ohio

Comment by Pam Sykes 12.24.07 @ 8:07 am

Have a very Merry Christmas, Alison! <3

Comment by Amy 12.24.07 @ 10:14 am

Thank you for the beautiful post. Merry Christmas to you, it is already Christmas day here. Enjoy your family and blessings to you all.

Comment by Vicki 12.24.07 @ 4:52 pm

JMerry Christmas to you and your family. I am personally thankfull for all the Internet friend I have met this past yr since becoming disabled.
Thank You for being one of them!

Comment by Danielle from SW Missouri 12.24.07 @ 8:18 pm

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