Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Past

Today I'm sharing a very special ornament made for me by my mother-in-law some years ago.  It's a photo of my husband Craig, taken when he was 11 years old in 1955.  I like to look at this picture and think of Craig as a little boy from that era.  I think the shirt and the rolled up cuffs are a dead giveaway ~ he's definitely a child of the 50's! 

Craig has told me stories of some of his boyhood adventures and how much nostalgia he has for those days.  He was into comic books, science fiction (I think he must have seen every Sci-Fi movie released during the 1950's!) and all things boy. 

He is a wonderful husband.  My MIL always says that good sons make good husbands.  This has certainly proven true in my case.  We'll have been married 31 years next month and they've been good years.  We sometimes have disagreements, but very rarely argue.  I thank God for giving me such a special and loving spouse.  I often think of the lines of the poem, "Grow Old Along With Me":

Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be
The last of life, for which the first was made
Our times are in His hand
Who saith "A whole I planned
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid"

Beautifully said!

Hope you're filling your home with the smells of Christmas baking or bringing home yummy treats from your local bakery to share with family and friends.  We went to a Christmas party last night where we sampled lots of delicious foods.  We sang Christmas carols and had a fun gift exchange, but I enjoyed the fellowship and laughter most of all.  I hope you have lots of enjoyable times planned during this holy season.  Christmas is almost here and Christ is the center of all our family/friend celebrations.  Praying He'll bless you as He's in the midst of yours.  Merry Christmas!