Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

What a wonderful day it has been with family here for Christmas. It's a little sad because some couldn't be here too!! {Melissa and Buddy!!!} My sister, Melissa, will be happy to know that I made her traditional Cherry Date Balls, and they turned out good. I just wish they were here to have some too!

I have to tell you about the coolest gift that we "received". It was from my niece, Kristin. When I opened it, I couldn't understand what it was...I looked at my Mom who had received the same gift, and she too had a puzzled look on her face. Then my niece explained what it was....on the paper it had a person's name {ours was a male}, his age, a size, and an item on this person's wishlist. This was a person that was homeless, and Kristin had given the gift that was on the person's wishlist and had given it in our name. That was the coolest thing! I was soooo tickled that she did something like this! She is such a caring, giving person, so I wasn't the least surprised. Somewhere out there, there is a 17 year old boy that got the Old Navy jeans that he had wished for, because someone {Kristin} cared!
Thank you Kristin for this gift of giving!


I hope your day was Merry and Bright!


I hope your day was filled with wonder.


I hope that you all had a blessed Christmas surrounded by those you love.


I hope Santa was good to you and...



that you got what you wished for!


And shall we always remember...
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THIS SEASON!

So I won't be saying Happy Holidays.....
but I will...

Wish you a Merry CHRISTmas!

Back Porch Christmas Blessings,
Rebecca

6 comments:

Sonia said...

Rebecca,
Merry Christmas my friend! I love your post and the vintage Christmas pictures are so pretty. What a special girl Kristin is...to give a gift in yours and your Mothers name to someone in need! Now that is truly the Spirit of Christmas. Beautiful post! Blessings to you for the New Year. Miss Bloomers/Sonia

GWENDOLYN said...

Kristin has the true meaning of giving in her heart. What a blessing she must be to you all. Blessings!
Gwen

Betsy from Tennessee said...

He Rebecca, What a neat gift you got from your niece, Kristin... That's what Christmas is all about--GIVING. I often wonder how much better our world and our country would be if we just gave HALF of the money we all spend this time of year and give it to someone in need. If each of us would do something, that would make so much difference

Sounds like you all had a wonderful Christmas. Your Cherry Date Balls sound yummy!!!!

Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sares said...

I am so glad you had a Merry Christmas! It sounds like your niece is a very special person. What a beautiful gift she gave, the gift that keeps on giving! I hope the week leading to the new year treats you very well!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Rebecca, not sure how I found your blog but glad I did. It is charming.

Happy New Year and God bless!

Barb ♥

Inspired Tokens said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca! What a lovely post and what a wonderful gift from you niece. Wishing you a wonderful New Year. I wish you joy and success for 2010.

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