The tree is down and the process of putting our home back to normal seems daunting but the wonderful memories of Christmas 2012 warms my heart.
I was thinking back over 2012 and recounting the many things I accomplished as well as the many projects left undone. I should move the “undone” to the top of this list but unfortunately, that is not how I handle my priorities. More of that to come!
Reflections of 2012 also reminded me of the many blessings I have been afforded.
In 2010, at 84 years old, my Dad had an aortic valve replacement. He is the first male in his family to live beyond 65 years of age. At 66, he had a quadruple bypass and in subsequent years had a pacemaker and defibrillator surgically implanted. The surgery in 2010 almost took his life, but miraculously he is still with us today ~ better than ever. The biggest blessing and Christmas gift is having my Dad for another year.
He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too.
He’s there…..A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
The Man that we call Dad…….
Dad, I Love you bigger than Texas,