Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas blessings ~



Our sweet granddaughter Clara at almost four years old now!!!



As I get older...I find myself weepy this time of year.
Not for what I don't have or what I can't buy,
but for all I have been given in this life ~
I'm so very grateful for my precious family
and so, so many dear friends.


Our angel grandbaby Murray swaddled and loving it!!!!!




Christmas is such a thankful time...
I'm very thankful for so, so many blessings but most of all,
I'm thankful for our Lord's love and the gift of His precious Son. 


Our precious granddaughter talking to her baby brother Murray:




The Lord above loved us enough to send His one and only Son to Earth...
to live a perfect life,
and then die on the cross to pay for all of our sins ~
JUST so we can live in Heaven for eternity.....
It was the ultimate sacrifice...
His Son for our eternal life in Heaven.
The most precious gift of all!

This is how I see Christmas
as a gift.
Christmas is the gift of Jesus from his Father God
to us....
so He could sacrifice Himself for us ~



Wishing you the most wonderful Friday sweet friends!!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn






25 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

The pic of your granddaughter making her baby brother smile is absolutely PRICELESS!



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!

Judi said...

Amen! Thank you for sharing your faith, family, and talent. Have a blessed Christmas with the ones you love, and may you feel the Lords love even more in this coming year.
P.S. Weep away with tears of joy.
God Bless you. Judi in Wahoo

Lisa said...

Dawn,
Clara is getting big so/too fast! She no longer looks like a toddler but a little girl. Your snowman turned out so beautiful!
Lisa

Vee said...

Oh I'm so glad that the grands won in the battle of light or sweet faces. They are beautiful children. It's interesting to observe the evolution of Christmas. As children, it's often about the gifts. As young adults, it might be about the food. As grandparents, it's all about the family...the people! Merry Christmas, Dawn, to you and yours!

Theresa said...

Precious post dear Dawn! I adore that sweet picture of Clara talking to Murray AND Murray listening with a smile:) Have a blessed day dear friend! I am enjoying these days leading up to Christmas... sounds like you are too! We enjoy the days differently as we get older, happy but teary! HUGS!

Lorrie Orr said...

Those two little ones are such treasures. I find myself weepy at this time of year, too, Dawn. We are so blessed. Have a wonderful Friday!

Desires of the Heart said...

You are so right about what are truly the important things at Christmas, my priorities are changing a lot as I get older too and I am glad or it. Such beautiful grandchildren. Hope your Christmas is merry and bright and that the New Year will bring all of the Lord's best for you. Thank you for adding brightness to my life everyday, Dawn. I thank God for you!! Linda

Linda said...

Hi Dawn,

Beautiful grandchildren! Your decorations are pretty too!I am
hoping for a wonderful 2013 for all of us! Merry Christmas!!
Linda XO

Dorthe said...

Sweet Dawn,
a beautiful post, filled with love for your savior, and for your grandkids- I hope you are to be with the kids, this christmas for some of the dayes.
What sweet and precious photoes.
Love and hugs,.Dorthe

Shopgirl said...

The blessings of Christmas is that we have each other far and near. Our family, our friends, the sharing each year. God has blessed us in so many ways, and these wonderful Granchildren are the gifts under the tree.
I love you Dear Dawn. You give me a gift every time I come into your creative life, Love, Mary

June said...

Dearest Dawn, I say a humble amen to everything you wrote in this post. We are so, so blessed.

Your sweet g-children make me so happy for you. Aren't they the reward we get for having our own children? I loved your previous post too. First of all...your boys are such good looking men (and kudos to you for living through all the mischief boys get into when they are little) I know they make your cup runneth over.
Sending you a wish for a Blessed Christmas with your beautiful family!
sending love...

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

A very Merry Christmas Dawn to you and your beautiful family.
And special wishes for a Happy Birthday too!
Susan x

Violets Are Blue said...

So precious and sweet, breathe in and enjoy every minute. Blessings to you and yours and wishing you a wonderful Christmas. And promise you will take care of yourself too! Patty/BC

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely - the smile of Babes!!

Laura said...

Hi Dawn,
I just recently joined your blog from finding you through Pinterest. We are kindred spirits in art, spirit, and life stories! Thank you for your openness. May God bless you and your family richly in Christ Jesus! Merry Christmas!

Cotton Peony said...

Dawn, Enjoy these blessings as they don't come often enough but keep each one in your heart to pull from later on.

What warmth you've given me just seeing and reading.. thank you.

hugs,
Cotton Peony

Maureen said...

Such sweet photos and wonderful post... may you and yours have a Very Merry Christmas Dawn. I think of you every time I admire your beautiful "Joy" Candy Cup ornament that hangs over my desk.

Cheryl said...

I just love seeing the pics of Sweet little Clara & now her baby brother.... How quickly they grow~ I see from your last post it is hard to believe that Our Little ones are 30 - My daughter turned 31 this past August, I remember so clearly when she was Clara's age.... Wishing You & Your Family a Bright & Merry Christmas ~
xox
Cheryl

Pendra said...

Clara is definitely a natural in front of the camera!! Our Grandchildren are one of the greatest gifts EVER, mine are mostly teenagers now, but I'll turn around and have Great-Granchildren soon...enjoy them now, they are so precious!
Holiday Hugs,
Pendra

Dortesjs said...

I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.thanks for your kind friend ship and creative blog

Maru said...

Me ha encantado tu blog. Lo he recorrido todo. A mí me gusta hacer cosas así, aunque tengo una deficiencia en mis manos, igual trato.
Lo malo es que aquí no hay mercado de pulgas, por lo que encontrar tesoros es imposible y ahí me enojo, jeje.
Pero me gusta crear, escribir, leer, todo en la medida que puedo.
Haces cosas muy bonitas, de verdad.
Te felicito.
Un saludo desde Chile
Maru

Fete et Fleur said...

Dear Dawn,

Your grandbabies are beautiful. Life has gone by so quickly in the last few years. I can't believe how big Clara is. Wishing you and your family a merry and blessed Christmas.

Hugs!
Nancy

Annesphamily said...

Hi Dawn! Your phamily is beautiful! You are blessed! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

vicki said...

Oh Dawn- I just can't believe that Claire is 4 years old-- it seems like only yesterday------

She is so pretty -- love her haircut! What a precious baby bundle her little brother is-- love his smile in that photo of him looking at her-- so cute!

You are so very blessed-- we are as well-- our babes are so precious to us. Have a wonderful wonderful holiday with your family-- make some memories that are special--
Vicki

Pat C. said...

Oh, my! Will you look at Clara's hand on her little hip?! How cute is that?! And the look of sheer adoration on baby Murray's face as he looks at his big sister is priceless!

Thank you, dear Dawn, for your lovely sentiments about Christmas.♥ We have all been so blessed, no matter what hardships we might face. xoxo

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