The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Monday, January 2, 2012

...To Remind Us About What's Important

Greetings Everyone,
A couple of days ago we THOUGHT we had vanquished the last shred of Christmas Decor. 

But we found a few little things that we failed to put away.

It seems that this happens EVERY YEAR.

One year, I accidentally left some plastic mistletoe up on the entry hall light fixture.

We finally noticed it sometime in February.

I thought it was funny.

Left it up for the rest of the year...just cause it seemed to shock our visitors.

Does anybody else ever fail to get EVERY last shred of Christmas tucked away?

Yesterday we discovered a couple of refugee Christmas bells and a Christmas candle.

They apparently "missed their flight" when all the other stuff left.

Looks like this year they will hide out in my Great Grandmother's little sidebar...with her antique dishes.

They will be among cherished things.

Next year I hope I remember to bring them out again.

SIGH...I just now looked over and saw the Christmas Jar of Candy Canes.

Correction: Make that 4 Christmas Items that "missed their flight".

Oh Well....I guess I can always EAT the candy and then hide the jar in the little sidebar with the others things

I Have Noticed That Christmas is Sneaky Like This!

Seems It Just Doesn't Want to Go Away.

Perhaps there's a message somewhere in this story...

Maybe we should keep a little Christmas Spirit around all year... to remind us about what's important.

In Him,


corners of my life said...

It has been funny how many blogs I have read where - "people found a few little things that they failed to put away"

Grace said...

YAY its not just

And I sort figured that it was like for other people too.

Thanks for confirming my opinion on the matter:)

And Thanks For Visiting.

Please come back soon.

In Him

Betsy said...

I haven't put anything away yet! ha. But I usually find an ornament or two in the spring that rolled under the couch back in December!

Grace said...

lol...I remember that used to happen to my mom too. Had forgotten all about that.

HAAAAA...just had another thought.
Ever had Easter Eggs that didn't get found...and then MONTHS later somebody finds one in the backyard.

Broke my little 4 year old daughters heart when I told her that she couldn't eat that one lol. She just didn't understand AT ALL and thought I was a Meanie. lolol
Hadn't thought about that in ages.

In Him,