Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Christmas is over! Do you have your decorations taken down and put away? Now I'm excitedly looking for Spring. I can tell it is staying daylight a tad bit longer each day. I learned to observe that fact from my mother. Today is her birthday. She is timeless in my mind, though she is gone from my physical presence.
This week I am using the word "focus" to guide me in my to do list. We've had some curve balls thrown in and some changes in plans, so since it is Wednesday, maybe I need to re-evaluate the list and see how I am doing?
How are you doing?
I hope you are wonderful!
Love, Rachel


Donnie said...

What must it be like to be with Jesus on your birthday? I know Mother is walking tall today.
My Christmas decorations are still up. I got them up late so will enjoy them a little longer.
I try each day to keep my focus more on Jesus and His leadings.
Have a wonderful day.
Love you, Donnie

Sharon said...

Oh, I bet you miss your mother, especially on this day. I love starting the new year fresh too. I know all to well about those curve balls, the only constant is the Lord!

Have a great day!

Barbara said...

My Christmas tree is still up. January 6 we honor The Wise man, so our holidays really end today!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Rachel,
My tree is still up! I'm slowly putting things away but it is alot of work! I really hate to take the tree down. I will miss the sparkle and the soft glow of the lights.
I miss my father, especially this time of year. He was the one who put the magic in Christmas when I was growing up. Thank God for our parents; they are all special and unique. And the Lord placed each one of us in our particular family because in His wisdom, He knew it was the best place for us. May He comfort your heart today with your wonderful memories. Have a wonderful day in Him!


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Debbie said...

Most of my decoration are down now. It will be awhile before I do anything too springy. Curve balls - thankfully Our Lord knows how to meet them and will help you meet each one.
Blessings, Debbie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Rachel,
How wonderful you have those loving times and special thoughts of your mom living in your heart with you each and every day! You speak so sweetly about her and I'm positive knowing you that you carry very many one of her traits along with you with style and a true heart.

My Christmas tree is still up and the rest of the house is torn apart too as we switch offices... in other words, it's a mess but will get straightened with joy soon enough (I hope!)... Focus here too.
Lots of love, Tracie

Your Penn Palz : said...

nope... not one Christmas item is down as of yet! UGH! i don't even want to think it, at this point!
i love looking at your blog... i just don't always have the time to comment.
hope your 2009 is 'off with a bang'! love ya!

Esther said...

I've enjoyed memories of Mother today, too. She was one special lady!

I'm glad to hear so many others still have their Christmas trees up! I do, and am still enjoying it!

Have a warm evening!

Love, Esther

Picket said...

Hey girl...I could not begin to imagine your loss...but I know you get your strength from God and I pray that He bring you brings you much joy as you lovingly remember your mom today. I always have all my Christmas down and put away before Jan 1st & I am so ready for Spring...In the South we don't get too bad of a Winter and I start checking the trees for buds right after the first of the year! lol Take care friend and have a great week!

Kathi said...

I'm so sorry your dear mother is not here with you Rachel. I can imagine how much you miss her. I think focus is a really good word for me too. I would do so much better if I'd focus more.

Thank you so much for your sweet note. I agree with you. We are would be such close friends if we lived closer. We'll have to email more. I will email you again if I can get it to work. Have a blessed week. Hugs, Kathi

TattingChic said...

Sorry that your Mother is not with you. You have a lovely take on January. I always feel like it's such a boring time of year, but it is a wonderful time to clean, refresh, get organized and look forward to spring! :)