Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Last Wednesday Before Christmas!

It's hard to believe that this time next week Christmas will me OVER!
I'm linking up Christmas style with Jamie @ This Kind of Love and What I'm Loving Wednesday and Michelle @ The Vintage Apple and Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday! 
I am still loving that a got a new job!  It is causing me a lot of stress and I have an unbelievable amount of work to do, but I will make it through just like I always do, and I will love it!

I am loving that Kelly and I's 3rd anniversary tomorrow! We have officially been together for a long time!
I am loving that the PTO is providing us with a yummy lunch today.  Yay for soups!
I am loving Pinterest and my many Christmas pins! (I apologize for the wonky pins in advance, sometimes you just get tired of trying and continuously failing to line them all up.)
Source: via Elyse on Pinterest
 Printable bottle labels for Christmas
 Best Christmas card ever!  Their faces are priceless!
Source: via Elyse on Pinterest
Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur and Peppermint Schnapps.  Perfect Christmas drink!
Source: via Elyse on Pinterest
 Poinsettia- instead of a Mimosa.  Use Cranberry juice instead of orange juice.  Yummy!

And one last thing that I am loving:
I am loving this poem that was sent to me multiple times through my email yesterday.  Have you seen it?
Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious; their laughter filled the air, ...they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy; they didn't know what to say, they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy, "We're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same, then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy that only heaven can bring those children all flew into the arms of their King As they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
As if He could read all the questions she had, He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below, He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, "Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools", "I'm taking back my nation, I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound, "Come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran, all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, "In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.
I can't help but to feel guilty about loving stuff when there are so many parents mourning the loss of their children.  It seems so wrong, but at the same time it makes me that much more thankful for each day that I have to spend with my family, friends, co-workers, and students. 
 Have a great day and don't forget to cherish every bit of it. :-)


Jenn said...

Thank you for sharing that poem--I hadn't seen it yet and it just made me smile.
I also feel guilty for loving things, but like I said in my post today, we can't get so lost in the sadness that we can't get out, so looking at some bright spots is a good thing, for all of our healing.
Loved that poem, and your pins :)

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