Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Here I am again...just two days out from Christmas eve and running like I'm one of the reindeer pulling the sleigh...just call me Dancer! Bella had already called dibs on Vixen and isn't she just that wearing her sassy leopard!We wanted to say thank you again for coming to the pajama party. The Bella Mama is still sleeping...too much eggnog or something!

I always worry when I do one of my crazy idea parties that no one will come out and play with me. Y'all never cease to amaze me with your ingenuity and playfulness! I guess we all need to be silly sometimes...and y'all cannot be beat at being just as goofy as me! Take that as the compliment I meant it to be! A smile makes one beautiful and y'all are Fab U Lous! I also wanted to send out a special heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been with us since February when Bella's journey began. I thought you might like to see what a little trashette she is getting to be! Your prayers, love, and friendship have meant the world to me this past year and I am so thankful you have been placed in my life. This Christmas truly will be a special one for my family.
All the tinsel and all the presents will never be as beautiful in this chubby lady's eyes at the love I feel when I look at my beautiful grandchildren through the tears of my joy...misty watercolors of God's true love for us. When I think of the perfect gift He gave us in His only begotten son, I am overwhelmed and that He continues to bless us with gifts overflowing...I am humbled.
Our Christmas this year is surprisingly simple. I had big plans, but changed my mind. I've decorated...just not as much as in the past. I've chosen to savor the season rather than rush through it and risk losing a moment. I'm looking forward to Christmas Eve with my Cat Daddy, my children and grandchildren, and friends who I hope will be stopping by.

My theme for Christmas this year is Hope, Love, Peace, and an abiding belief that all will be well through my Lord, my God...never forgetting the true meaning of Christmas. That is my Christmas wish for all of you as well.
Thank you Lord for this perfect present...I really don't need anything else.

40 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Could she get any prettier! Love and blessings to you all this Christmas season.

sparkled*life said...

2009 was a year where God showed Himself faithful in your life. You got to see the power of people joining together in faith can do to turn around one sweet babies life. So thankful that we here in blogland got to be a small part of that! You are amazing Deb blessings on you and your family! I hope this Christmas is the best one yet!!!

Dixie said...

I think this sweet little angel has been a blessing to each of us that has followed her story... God bless you and your wonderful, wacky family and I wish you all the most joyous Christmas ever.

Christmas Blessings. Dixie

Six divided by two..... said...

OHhhh Ms. Bella is too cute in her leopard. A girl after my own heart. She is truly a blessing. Merry Christmas

sassytrash said...

So beautifully said....we rejoice with you!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

(ps...Laurie received your hug...she so greatly appreciated your poem!)

Frippery said...

Deb, I agree with Dixie. Bella has been a blessing to us all by showing us that miracles do happen. You are a blessing too Ms. Trash. You make the days shine with frivolity and we all enjoy coming to visit and see what you are up too next. Love and hugs at Christmas and always, Pam

Six in One Hand said...

Will wonders never cease???
Have a Merry Christmas Trash!!!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, my, what a darling little cutie she is! I just love her little sassy outfit!!

Wishing you and yours a very Blessed Christmas.

Hugs,
Marsha

David said...

Such a wonderful post, Deb! Not only for the cute pictures of Bella (ALWAYS love those), but for the reminder of what Christmas is all about. Wishing a very merry Christmas filled with the love of Jesus to you and your sweet family. Thank you for sharing them with us! Hugs, David

Margo said...

Sorry I missed the PJ party. What a sweet gift Bella truly is. Thanks for the pics.
Merry Christmas,
Margo

Kathie Truitt said...

Oh, those cheeks!! I could just eat her up! I saw the first picture of you and her in front of the tree and just whispered, "Thank you, God". There was a time not too long ago that we wondered if a moment like this would exist. Isn't God good?

Merry Christmas, love, and I look forward to your posts in 2010.

Lee said...

Happy tears! I know...I really do know how you feel. A grateful heart can sometimes overwhelm you with warmth, a "euphoria" a stepping into something so spiritual it is almost tangible. Take deep breaths and breathe in His glory because it is all around you.

May God bless you and yours with the desires of your heart, with all those things that money can't buy...those things He holds in His outstretched hand for you and yours.
Merry Christmas!
Lee

Kitt said...

Deb, I share in your joy this Christmas!!! God has truely blessed your family and mine. Just FYI, I so do enjoy your spirit and positive fun attitude. May God bless you always.

Lou Cinda said...

What a Beautiful Blessing Bella is! I am so blessed to have stumbled upon your blog this past year! You are one of my very favorites and you always "gift" me in some way, whether through laughter or tears and sometimes both at the same time! One of these days I hope to meet you and Cat Daddy in person. Until then....have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Wonderful New Year! I know it will be marvelous!

All my love,

Lou Cinda

Sue said...

Thanks for all the pictures, love the first one of you and baby Bella! She's got more hair than Morgan!! I think because Bella & Morgan's due dates were so close, your journey has been especially close to my heart. I know you will have a wonderful holiday. It's always nice to end the year this way? Sorry I missed the party, I just got buried in life! Take care.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Christmas. It's not about the decorating, is it? Thank you for slowing down and reminding us to do the same. Jesus was born! I am celebrating! And I praise God for the miracle of Bella. Love you bunches Deb & Cat Daddy. ~Mindy

AuroraSuzette said...

Bella is an itty bitty vixen indeed in those spots. Blessings, warm wishes to all of you! And, selfishly, I hope your travel wishes (to my soggy part of America) are fullfilled. xx

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Debbie, first I want to say that your party was sooo much fun. Yes, there are times we just need to be silly and wacky and let our cares lift off. You are numero uno on knowing how to show us a great time.
Secondly, it has been a miracle experience to watch little Bella grow and seeing her all decked out for Christmas is just the best! Thank you for sharing your life with us during those rough times back in the spring.
And lastly Debbie, I want to wish you and your family a Wonderful Merry Christmas! May you continue to see Christ front and center of your lives! Thank you for your support in the Bible Study, and for placing the link on your side bar!
Hugs and blessings, dear friend.
Debra

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

She truly is a blessing! As are you, my friend! You are a special person who brings such warmth and love everywhere you go. I admire you, Deb. Hugs and kisses to you, CD, and the family.

Amy

maryboys said...

there are some things too priceless for words...but somehow you managed to put into words yet again, debbie! i've so enjoyed getting to know you and i appreciate your kind heart, unique humor, and warmth. and one more thing - i really like your hair at the "new" length - did i already tell you that? happiest of holidays to you and your loved ones:)

warm regards,
mary

Sweet Repose said...

Trashette...I love it, but knowing her Granny and Granddaddy, this could be dangerous...but a riot!

I wish your family all the best this holiday season...and many more in the New Year!!!

Nut(S)

Kim said...

So beautiful & precious! 2009 is a year to be thankful for, and for the words that are priceless. May the 2010 year bring even more joy & precious moments to be shared with everyone!:-)

Merry Christmas to you & yours! Have a safe & happy holidays! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a sweet little Santa baby!! And such a blessing. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas! ~ Angela

bella said...

Without this bloggity world I would have missed Miss Bella's journey. Thank you for sharing her with us. I was continuely reminded that All life is Precious , that it is not for us to say who's is not. Just think , Jesus came to us in this most vulnerable form of a newborn Babe.
Thank God for Christmas!!
Merry Christmas, Debbie and Family.
XOXO,
Sue

red.neck chic said...

I'm still in party recovery mode - and I'm right there with you pullin' the sleigh! LOL

It's been a heck of a year right? Thank God for miracles!!! That Bella is one BEEEEEUUUUTTTTIFUL Christmas bundle of joy!!!

xoxo
You and the Cat Daddy and ALL of your family have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!!!

;-) Robelyn

thedomesticfringe said...

Debbie, you made me cry! That was beautiful. Baby Bella is more than beautiful and SO big. You are blessed and we've been blessed by you this year. Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas and enjoy each and every moment.
-FringeGirl

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Debbie,
Although we have never really 'met' I feel I know you like a friend. You spread such hope, and joy into our 'virtual' lives and truly care about the important things in life. I have to thank you for that and for keeping the rest of us headed in the right direction, giving us something to laugh about (out loud most of the time).
The best to you and yours in this holiday season. It is truly a Holy Season where miracles do happen.
Merry Christmas, Tami

Anita said...

Dear Trash-
I'm with you. Trying to enjoy the real meaning of the season..in family and Jesus. Cause it sure hasn't been in the bottom of shopping bags or in the TV this year. Today I spent the day with my 15 year old daughter at the hospital..kinda scary stuff we're trying to find out about...so hug your little Trashette so tight...cause they6 are sooo precious. And thanks for allowing me to unwarap the "present" of you blog and comments all year. You are the best damn woman I knowin Texas!

Scrappy Doo said...

Blessings to you and yours this Christmas.
Bella is soooooooo beautifulllllllll!!!
He is the reason for the Season!
God Blees You

Scrappy Doo said...

God Bless You and forgive me for my typos

sweetpea said...

God bless you all my friend... I can't wait til the day when i get to meet that lil doll in person... love you much...

hugs and mugs of hot toddy,

shelley

one gal's trash said...

Bella is so very bella! How in the world did I manage to miss the pajama party?? That won't happen again! Hope to meet you in person in 2010. Love and xoxoxoxo to you and yours,
from your friend you have never met...
Pam

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Deb -
Just look at that beautiful little bundle of joy! 2009 is definitely a year to be thankful for :) Thanks for sharing Bella's journey with all of us. She is growing and glowing :)
Merry Christmas Deb! May you stockings be full and your cups overflow with eggnog :) Drinking cups, not your bra cups :)
Hugs,
Toni

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Oh Debbie, that last pic of Bella in the Santa pic got me all teary-eyed! How blessed you are!
How blessed we ALL are!
Giving thanks to Jesus for the miracle of life. And for you!

Love,
Anne

Maison Douce said...

So sorry I missed the party... I'm surprised I'm still walking around in one piece!! I think I will go into hibernation right after Christmas!!! What a beauty little Bella is.... I have seen her growth from the beginning, and still am amazed at how well she has done!!! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!

The Brocantess said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful little baby angel. May 2010 continue to see her grow and thrive.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

A truly precious gift for a truly precious and beautiful lady! Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo Lynn
P.S. Another trashette!...lol...love that!

Janet said...

looks like to me you've got it ALL! and no one is more deserving! the pic of you and Bella is priceless! she is all that and a bag of chips! Merry Christmas to you and your precious family!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I am so glad that Bella is well, she truly is a miracle. Debbie you are one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Your such an inspiration to me. I have been so stressed during the holidays with trying to move to my new location at canton. (why i did this in December I will never know), Reading your blog has inpired me to slow down and enjoy the holidays and remember the most important thing is to celebrate the birth of our savior, spend time with family and friends and just go at a slower pace and enjoy life.

ps Sorry I missed the pj party I was under that stress that I have been complaining about

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

So wanted to stop back over to wish you a Merry Christmas. I had a difficult time comment the other day. Computer problems...back on track now. Sorry I missed the party!

ALL the happiness in the world to you and your family during the holidays!
Carole