Thursday, December 31, 2015

Eve of a New Year!

Here we are on the eve of a new year of life!

There are so many emotions---- excitement, a little fear,  hope and many more.

We know we will probably lose more people we love but we will meet new friends, too.

We think with sadness on what was lost in 2015 but look forward to what may be in the year ahead.

Tonight hubs and I will attend yet another church service, this time for the Solemnity of the Blessed Mother of Christ.

After that, it will probably be a quiet evening as we are absolutely not into the hoopla of more partying.

As we move out of 2015, I wanted to share a special moment experienced on Christmas Eve, that brought tears to my eyes.

We were in church and the lights dimmed. Then came the jingle of heavy bells.

Soon, a perfect Santa made his way very slowly down the main aisle to the altar where he knelt by the baby king. 

All the commercialization and exhaustion of the Christmas holiday melted in those few precious moments.  

Now, on to the new year.

May blessings fill your hearts to the brim.



Merlesworld said...

I just wish peace for all our world countries.

Linda O'Connell said...

What a wonderful and powerful Christmas image that spoke volumes.

A blessed and Happy New Year to you and yours.
My prayer is also for peace.

Chatty Crone said...

I hope you have a nice night - and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

diane.stetson said...

Happy New Year. I wish for the best of health as without that nothing else matters.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing the solemn & beautiful thoughts and photos. They seem quite fitting to me... No hoopla here tonight either. I wish you a heart at peace and quiet hope as we enter the New Year. ♥

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

No hoopla over here either. We always quietly welcome in the new year. Mindfulness is going to be my mantra for the year. Blessings to you and yours, Tammy

Sandi said...


Happy New Year. Be blessed!

Linda said...

Praying for PEACE around the world.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loved ones, dear Susan.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

marianne said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Susan.

Quiet nite at home here also. We were even too tired to stay up and watch the festivities at Times Square.

Praying for peace around the world and good health in the year to come.

Bookie said...

I hope to accept just where I do good and avoid evil...
Happy New Year to you!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Happy New Year, Susan! I hope 2016 brings you blessings abundant.

Red Rose Alley said...

Susan, Mother Mary is so dear to me. It's nice to hear that you went to a mass to appreciate her. I love her so.

A sweet story about Santa kneeling at Jesus' birth.


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