Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Thinking of you and yours during this holiday season.

"God bless us, everyone!" 
Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens.

As Mr. Myrt and I look back on the blessings of this past year, we are thankful for the love of family and friends. Though some are far away, you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Gordon especially misses his niece, nephews and their families. That's not to mention his sister JoAnn, who tells me all the family secrets, and her husband Wally, who plays marathon war games with Gordon. 

There are special friends Russ and Patti Worthington. I keep Russ off the streets for Patti, and we all enjoy taking mini-vacations to ancestral churches, or just plain hanging out. Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Footnote Maven is heaven, for it's rare to have a friend who just "clicks" with you and encourages new ideas. Some friends like Claire Brisson-Banks have moved away, but are still close to our hearts. Jody Riddick, Barbara Schultz and Johnny keep our memories of warm Florida climes alive.

We are thankful for health and strength, and opportunities to learn and grow.

We are thankful for home and hearth. Gordon has done much to make life comfortable for this Ol' Myrt.

We are thankful for friends who understand the passing of family members and have been patient with adjustments all around. These are true friends, and I pray you have someone like that in your life as well.

Our lives are never perfect though television tries to tell us what's ideal. In fact some of my fondest Christmas memories are when things were tight as a single mother of three precious girls.

Friends who are not of our faith have blessed family traditions and are caring and thoughtful. How wonderful to have diversity of thought with mutual respect and admiration.

Let's find JOY in the little, quiet ways we find to show kindness and serve one another. 

Looking forward to 2015? Let's have fun exploring together.

Ol' Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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