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Friday, December 16, 2011

Laugh Wrinkles Wanted

These last few days I have been feeling a little out of sorts.  I am not sure why, but I suspect it is because I am missing my children and grandchildren.  For complicated reasons, I don't see them often enough and it weighs heavy on my heart. As I get older, I miss them all more and more - all the family occasions and celebrations.  They all live in other states except for my Step-Daughter.  We will be spending Christmas Eve and Day with her family in Phoenix again this year, and we are looking forward to that.  

I love this time of year, with all of the wonderful Christmas music, decorations and festivities.  I should be crinkling and wrinkling my face till it is hurting!  But, alas, I am not. 

Our tree is up and decorated, wreaths have been hung (indoors) and cards have all been mailed.  Packages are on their way with love wrapped in each gift, and parties have been happening.  I can relax now.   I know if I could stop trying to handle everything myself and try harder to let Jesus carry my burdens I would have peace with my life, and I do try, but I confess, that is so difficult for me.  Not that I don't trust Him, but that I just am on auto-pilot when it comes to worry and stress.  I forget to pray at those moments.  Is it just me, or is this a struggle for you, too?

So, I have decided that what I need most today is a cute little joke or riddle from you to lift my spirits (and a wee bit of prayer if you are so inclined). Would you mind?  I would appreciate it so much! ♥

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  1. Grace,
    I'm so sorry that you are feeling a little blue. I miss my kids who live far away too! I pray that the Lord fill you with His love and peace and that you know His joy, this Christmas!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, sister!

  2. Aahh, cheer up Grace! Everyone feels the pressure during the Holidays, and I'm sure your grandchildren are thinking of you too:)

  3. Whoa! I don't want any worry warts. But like you, I may be getting some anyway. My parents & siblings are all in PA & NY; my daughter and grandson are in San Francisco. I'm smack dab in the middle of Kansas. I'm trying to figure out how I could have fallen in love with this really neat Kansan and followed him. I won't be with any of them for Christmas.

    Grace, my husband wonders if you ever see geese flying over head there - headed south at this time of year. I love to hear their honking as they go over. Have you noticed how one side of their V is often longer than the other side????
    He wonders if you know why.
    It's because there are more geese on that side than the other. :-) hehe.

    I hope you smiled

  4. Erin - thanks you so much for your sentiments. I feel better today, so maybe just blogging about it helped? Or maybe it was the "sister" you added...thank you for that, too. ♥

    Mommy LaDy - I am sure you are right...thanks for the little pep talk! (smiling)

    Janet - Okay, no worries - promise! I know so many of us are away from family and I wouldn't have wanted my children to miss the career opportunities that took them elsewhere. And, pls tell your hubby that I have not seen any geese since I left Salt Lake City, and, yes, I am laughing at his joke! Caught me totally off guard! Ha!

    Hugs, GraceinAZ

  5. Knock, Knock!
    Who's there?
    A little old lady.
    A little old lady who?
    I didn't know you could yodel.

    Knock, Knock!
    Who's there?
    Isaiah who?
    Isaiah nothing until you open this door!

    Did these give you a little chuckle?

    Hope you'll be able to make peace with yourself over the mileage keeping the family from getting together. It's really tough, I have to go through something similar.

    Merry Christmas Grace!

  6. Ha...those are two I haven't heard for a very long time! (giggle) Thank you!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ


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