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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

What Truly Matters

The stockings and tree skirt didn’t get sewn.

Baking was at best minimal.

More than one present will get tossed in a gift bag late tonight instead of carefully wrapped.

But in the end what truly matters is that our hearts are wrapped in love.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2: 8-12

May your hearts be filled with Christmas light.

The Gunn’s

12 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

God Bless and Merry Christmas. I hope Santa is especially good to you. Love to the whole family. Marty

ellen b. said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours in your new locale!

Alicia de los santos said...

merrry christmas!!!!!!

Mary Steinbrink said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you enjoy Christmas in your new house!

Lorrie said...

Merry Christmas to the Gunns from the Orrs. Lots didn't get done around here, either. But there will be laughter around the table, presents under the tree, and food a-plenty. May the blessings of joy, peace, love and hope be yours!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Beautifully said - the best gift of all and one which money can't buy. Merry Christmas you and your family. xxx

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas, Laura. All the best to you and your family.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Hope that your Christmas was especially wonderful in your new home!

Auntie Em said...

I hope your Christmas was peaceful and full of joy and love, even without the tree skirt and stockings, the fancy wrapping on the presents or the extra cookies. I am sure no one but you even noticed. No body in our house seemed to mind that I didn't manage to do everything this year. Bless them.

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love you, my friend, and I pray that you had a wonderful Christmas in your beautiful new home!

Laura, you are such an inspiration to me and so many others. Keep shining your light brightly for all to see and throughout the coming year.

Love to you and yours. Have a blessed break together.

All my love,

Sheila :-)

Maureen Wyatt said...

It's a little late, but Merry Christmas to you and your family from Ontario!

Karena Albert said...

If only everyone could remember what truly matters at the holidays! All the best in 2015 !!!
Lovely as always Laura!
xoxo
Karena
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