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Come Sit By Me A While:Goodbye November And Hello December !!!
Mmm where to begin ??? Right at the beginning I suppose ;sorry about the waffling folks I think its that sort of day.
To kick off I want to apologise for not having you 'come sit be me a while ' for a long time and to you newer members of my hubfamily who may not know what I am talking about let me fill you in .
Each 'Come Sit By Me A While' which I share with you all take place in my haven ;our paved patio where we grow all sorts of flowers, shrubs, fruit and vegetables.
We have also planted a mini garden in memory of my beloved sister Val and my beautiful daughter Erin my sweet baby. Both are today two sweet angels singing in heaven.
Here they are with me daily in my heart and by my side. therefore here are a couple of links just for you.
You will find links to some of my other hubs in this series at the end of this one.
Its cold but sunny out here in my little haven so keep your coats on but it always amazes me that after a few moments by Erin and Val's garden I always warm up. I apologise that I have nothing nicer today than a few biscuits from my biscuit barrel for you to nibble on!!!
This afternoon I am looking forward to trying out my new food processor once again to make fruit pies and tarts and I shall try my utmost best to keep some for your next visit.I used it last week and the pastry was so soft so I guess I am converted !!!
Oke doke do you all have hot teas and coffees ?? There is a sombre story beginning this hub but I can assure you that it ends on a positive.Pull up a pew and lets begin !!!
I work two shifts daily caring for two wonderful children who have special needs to and fro school. A journey of around 20 miles!!
Yesterday morning as we were heading towards school some lunatic in his car decided to overtake the one that was coming towards us; it was obvious there was not enough room to do so and he crashed his car into ours causing our drivers side window to shatter into ours ; then to make matters worse the lunatic then sped off without stopping !! If Bernie our driver hadn't had the quick reaction to swerve as much as he could to the side we would have had a head on collision ;it doesn't bear thinking about and thankfully we were all ok.
Police can't do much because we didn't get the car registration in the middle of it all !!!Some people are disgusting and its always someone else they hurt. Just so glad it wasn't worse .
So many visions swept through my mind and probably this is what brought on today's hub !!
A time to be oh so grateful !!!
Grandsons Kian and Kayden getting into the Christmas spirit.
For some reason this year I am looking forward to Christmas almost more than usual. It may have something to do with the fact that we decided to buy very large Xmas stockings for each of our grandkids this year and have been busy filling each one with all sorts of surprises instead of the one big present or money as we usually do.
They already have almost everything sin their homes so we thought this would be a great idea .We in turn are having so much fun buying little stocking fillers ;on Sundays we often visit an indoor market about 20 miles away and they have a vast selection of all sorts and like two kids we bought stocking filler after stocking filler. There are 13 grandchildren in all so as you can imagine our spare room is beginning to look like Santa's grotto.
Today's title Goodbye November And Hello December is very apt for me because tomorrow we are into December and this morning I felt a need to contemplate a little of these past 11 months .
Freeverse:Looking back at the year 2013.
There have been tears
there has been laughter
but always there
leading me onwards.
There has been pain
there has been peace
leading me onwards.
There have been storms
there has been sunshine
leading me onwards.
I treasure you so
To rest in your midst
a solace I found
a place to rest
my weary being
in your love
You may have cried
you may have suffered
you may be grieving
you may be ailing
in my heart
to lead you onwards.
Acrostic:The Way Of Life.
The way of life
Wonders touched with sadness
a mountain to climb
young souls mature
Of such heartache
frenzied storms rumble
Love then emerges
in each heart a sweet song
for each life taken another born
Haiku: Each Footstep So Clear.
Each footstep so clear
The paths into tomorrow
Each tear and laughter
Blossom into sweet rainbows
The gold in each heart.
To find such solace
In those footsteps in the sand
Each one we now share.
Rictameter: Each day.
Oh to appreciated
Another brand new dawn is here
Another day to be treasured
Never a moment will I take in vain
There is sunshine in each rainstorm
Such beauty in each cloud
Oh how precious
I hope you all enjoyed today's hub and I take this moment to thank you all for your life long friendships ; kindness and care!! Many of my hubs in the coming month will have a festive mode and how nice it is for us all to find that kid inside. Mine is never very far from the surface and thank goodness for that!!! We have also shared much joy and laughter and how important it is to keep laughing and living. One very true quote is:
'Laughter is the best medicine!!' oh yes so very true. I shall now leave you with these words:
Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here and I send you all a whole load of love all the way from my little corner of Wales.
Have a wonderful weekend one and all.
It's not only grandkids who have Christmas gifts.
Some more of my hubs in this series.
- Come Sit By Me A While:Christmas Memories To Last Fo...
Welcome again;oh how I have come to love these visits and let's hope that they shall carry on into the New Year!! This past week we have been to four Nativity Concerts in which our grandchildren were starring in. This is what the run up to...
- Come Sit By Me A While: My Life I Share.
Well today maybe a little cold but a day to savour that fresh Christmas air;oh how I inhale and treasure. Each moment,each wonder which is so selflessly shared by our amazing Mother Nature. From when I was knee high I have loved the countryside...
- Come Sit By Me A While: A Sunday Afternoon.
A time to come to move through bleak darkness flowing into sweet tasting light. Sharing a wonder born to shine Oh yes we do believe.
- Come Sit By Me A While : Those Rivers Of Life.
A silence golden Absorbing trepidation Replaced by self worth.
- Come Sit By Me A While VII : Heartfelt Flutters.
Yesterday it simply rained and rained;however today(and I whisper this)the sun us shining sshhhh!!! Right by me is a beautiful butterfly which brings to mind the following emotions; Tenderness;love;soft blossoms;flowing thoughts;heartfelt...
- Come Sit By Me A While:That Fresh Start.H.O.W.
Today is sunny but nevertheless a very cold morning therefore let us go indoors and sit by our Christmas Tree. Take a seat,let me take your coats and I shall make you tea or coffee. Which one would you like?? Okay I won't be two minutes. Now...
- Come Sit By Me A While:It Is December The First.
Well here we are the first of December and the leading up to another special and happy Christmas . Thank you to you all for coming to visit and to sit by me again. I had been thinking along the lines of maybe sitting by a nice open fire instead of...
- Come Sit By Me A While III; The Seasons Of Our Lives...
Come and sit by me a while. Erin and Val's garden. My Rock Rose Beautiful Delphiniums. Each sound of contentment basking in the sunshine playing with the breeze. How I love each season with a beauty so rare Each picture so changes ...
- Come Sit By Me A While IV : Each Moonlit Night.
Come sit by me and I will share the beauty of my haven in the moonlit nights with you. Erin and Val's garden. Moonlight shines the way. Stars twinkling brightly; Mother Earth invites us her tunes so wondrous . Butterflies...
- Come Sit By Me A While VIII:Shallow Waters.
Come sit by me a while each and everyone of you;I found this song 'Shallow Waters' sung by 'Chris Norman' on YouTube and I sat back to listen to the words;I am sure many of us will be able to relate. I am not materialistic ;my happiness I find...