Sunday, December 23, 2007


I hope that everyone has a most WONDERFUL Christmas!!!!!

As adults, between the shopping, planning, endless running, etc. it is hard, if not down right impossible to remember what it was like to be a child at Christmas.!!!! Remember how much fun it was????

I remember going to both of my Grandmother's houses for Christmas....I remember the fresh coconut cake and fresh ambrosia that my Grandmother so lovingly prepared for us each and every year. It was a tradition!! Sometimes I was lucky enough to be at her house when she was preparing the coconut. I remember always being amazed that a round, hard brown harry ball could be cracked open, there was "milk" inside and when poured out the "rind" could be shaved into such wonderful goodness!!! I remember blue electric candles in the window....always Blue....hmmm....I think I'll change mine next year to Blue!!!

I remember going to my Mama Grace's house where there was always a HUGE crowd of family....aunts, uncles, cousins.....TONS of food.....TONS of presents under the tree. I just remember how excited I always was....I never knew just which one was could be any one of the many assorted size presents under the tree......I would always try to peak and see which one had my name on it!

I remember driving home on Christmas Eve, watching the sky to see signs of Rudolph!

I remember going to bed with such a feeling of excitement and anticipation.....half of me wanting to stay awake so I could hear Santa when he came and half afraid he wouldn't come if I was awake and trying to MAKE myself fall asleep!!! LOL!!!

Oh to be a kid again and be filled with such a sense of excitement and wonder.......being an adult with all the wonderful entitlements it comes with is highly over-rated sometimes!!! LOL!!!

So many wonderful memories!!!!

Take time to stop, spend just a few minutes and try to recapture that magical time!!

While I'm counting my blessings I am most grateful for my family, for all the precious people in my life.....I am so blessed to have so many friends....and not just "friends" but many TRUE, GREAT friends!!!!

I am so very grateful that I was raised "in the church" as we say down here in the South. I could not make it in this world without my Savior.....Jesus....who gets me through each and every day!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


grace said...

Merry Christmas, Darlene!

Sydney said...

I hope you have a wonderful, magical Christmas Darlene!

Cindy said...

Amen!!!!!!!!!!! Well said!!! Merry Christmas and I Love you!!!!!!

catknits said...

Merry Christmas! My Grandparents also did the fresh coconut cake and ambrosia. Thanks for bringing back that wonderful memory for me too.
Love the picture.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Darlene! Thanks for such a great post

Milly said...

Merry Christmas! What wonderful memories!

Emily said...

Merry merry Christmas! What wonderful memories!

BIbby said...

Merry Christmas dear friend!!!