Reminders of Love, Joy, and Wonder

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I was originally going to post festive photos captured during this holiday season.  But after the senseless tragedy in a village in Connecticut on December 14, all I could think about was the total, desolate, dry heave devastation 26 loved ones will experience this Christmas and Christmases to come.

I am not a kid person.  I don’t have any of my own.  But I love my family which includes my great-niece and great-nephew.  I would be devastated if what happened in Connecticut happened to any member of my family.  Because this was on my mind all day, I found myself going through my photographic archives to find photos of my 2010 Christmas visit to my sister and brother-in-law’s home, when the entire family along with some friends gathered for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I needed something to remind me to smile and appreciate just how lucky I am that my own relatives are still alive, and that my great-niece and great-nephew have their entire futures still ahead of them and are excited over what Santa will leave for them under the tree.

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Christmas Wonder

4675_The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Focus on Playing

4932_Piling On The Cracker Crowns

Piling On The Christmas Cracker Crowns

4996_Watching TV With A Friend

Watching TV With A Friend

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Gammy and Granddaughter

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Mommy and Son

5003_Daddy and Daughter

Daddy and Daughter

5246_Family and Friends

Family and Friends

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Sisters

If you need reminders to help you smile, go pull out your own  photos, drawings attached on the fridge with magnets, and old holiday cards.  Smile, hug your family members, and count your blessings.

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One response to “Reminders of Love, Joy, and Wonder

  1. Thank you for such heartwarming, beautiful photos. We all need this today!

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