This year is quite a change for us as we settle in Oklahoma.
Such bittersweet memories I have remembered from my past.
Its been 20 years since I spent Christmas with my Dad or any of my Dad's family.
My husband and children have been adjusting to so much change.
Number one the lack of rain!
Love that we can get all decked out in hats and scarves and actually be warm. :)
Living here with my Dad has been a nice blessing.
Yes we are under tight living arrangements, but honestly I believe we have all grown closer.
I have re-discovered the true meaning of what a family bond should be!
I blog today with a warm heart, full of compassion this Christmas season.
You are dearly loved...... ~Melanie
Life is made of memories -
some are good and some are bad.
It's never too late to add some good -
some day they'll make us glad.
Bad memories need a firm hand -
throw them out and lose the key;
Good memories put a song in our hearts
for both you and me.
We take comfort in those special times
we build with one another;
They keep us warm and hold us tight
like a baby held by a mother.
A good memory is to cherish
and recall how it came about.
It will stay with us forever -
of that I have no doubt.
Doing a good deed will make us feel good;
it's something we will remember.
Attend a play, write your thoughts,
make a snowman in December.
This is how we build memories;
it's easier than you think.
We'll benefit with happiness,
and feel we're in the pink.
Things we remember through the years
are memories we've made;
They make life happy for others, too,
and for us they never fade.
-Joan Adams Burchell
I designed this scrapbook page with one of Owl Tree Studios December line: Winter Love Kit
(Links no longer available sorry.)