Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Recreating Christmas

So as many of you know, LoveHubbie and I are going to Leavenworth, WA to have a romantic getaway in an attempt to recreate Christmas from a holiday of tiresome depressive-type memories to something good. We are both pretty excited about it. I will be satisfied if we simply rest, relax, and focus on all of our many blessings, including each other. It 'tis the season for Gratitude!

I won't be taking my computer, but I'll take some pictures to post when we get back. I wish you all a wonderful time filled with gratitude for all we each have, because no matter how we spend this holiday we are surely blessed with abundance. Some of us will be having family challenges (like Mary Catherine) and opportunities to extend forgiveness, others will be enjoying the blessings of solitude and peace and absence of drama. Some of us are in different places from their loved ones, like Rick and Julia. Others of us have family members serving our country overseas. Some of us will be dealing with health challenges, like little Carly, who is again in the hospital; please pray for her. Others, like Kelly are starting whole new chapters in their lives. Still others are traveling...

One thing I know for sure is that we all have our greatest blessing in the people who love us. I am blessed with all of you, and I will carry you in my heart this Christmas season.

9 comments:

CrystalChick said...

Hello Olivia, you are so sweet to link to my page. I don't generally talk too much about hubby's family but it has been a year of weirdness and I needed to vent. But I tried to add a little humor with the pictures too.
Maybe at Christmas and in the new year we will make some better memories with them again. One day at a time though.

I'm so glad that you and LoveHubbie will be going away to enjoy romance and relaxation. Looking forward to seeing pictures on your return.

All good wishes for you and yours in the New Year. Peace and love, Mary xo

Kim Mailhot said...

Enjoy your Christmas Re-Created, Olivia ! I hope it is filled with things that make your heart feel full and loved.
Yes, it is the love from those around us and for ourselves that makes it a true "holy day" in the end isn't it? Here's to Love sweet Love all around !

Happy holidays !

kikipotamus said...

Have a wonderful time re-creating Christmas! I'll miss you and look forward to your return. xo K

Scott said...

Olivia - Hope you and Mark have a wonderful Christmas! I'll be thinking of both of you. I beat what should be a pretty good winter storm to SD and will be here until Sunday. Tara and her family leave Saturday out of Omaha and Cedar Rapids to hop on a cruise ship in Miami.

Leah said...

Wishing you a beautiful holiday getaway, Olivia. It sounds fabulous to me. ((((hugs and love)))

Carmen said...

it sounds super and nice
i wish you the best dear Oli
Merry Christmas !!!!

patti said...

have a beautiful holiday with love hubbie olivia. i hope this is the beginning of a new, happier traditon for you both. i look forward to the pics when you get back. love is always the answer, a the antidote to everything. i send you my love this christmas too xx

apologies for the lower case - my keyboard has malfunctioned and the shift keys have stopped working - i can't even do an exclamation mark or a smiley face - it is giving me the giggles ......

Jane said...

Enjoy your time away, Olivia! You deserve the rest and peace. I look forward to sharing our journeys in 2010.

Seeking Simplicity said...

Olivia....

I'm so excited about your Christmas Recreated. I look forward to hearing all about it and viewing your pictures. May both you and love-hubbie be filled with love and joy and happiness this holiday season.

Angie