Sunday, December 3, 2017

...A Tiny Bit of Christmas

Christmas decorating isn't much fun without Mr. Sweet laughing and joking and asking
me what I think he got me for Christmas.



My Christmas Spirit really needs some working on.


I AM putting some HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS things out....
but my heart is surely not in it.



These long-legged CHRISTMAS ANGEL SISTERS were his favorite .....
he would laugh when I brought them out to go in our CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM...




Have a 
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR.

LOVE, bj

37 comments:

  1. Thinking of you this time of year sweet friend.

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  2. so many memories, bitter and sweet,, a love so strong you had,, my gosh,, my heart aches for you, hw would want you to be happy,,, take care my friend.

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  3. bj, your Christmas decoration are beautiful . . . and I know they all have special memories. Hold on to those memories and your Mr. Sweet will be with you though the holidays. I know that your heart is broken, but he will always be with you . . . you were blessed to have a happy marriage and a wonderful man . . . believe me they are not so easy to find. I was so afraid to marry my Steve because I had a terrible marriage before him . . . in fact he proposed three different times. I am blessed too, and thank the Lord everyday for my Steve. We have had 42 wonderful years together, but I know that there are women out there that have never experienced the joy of having a good man that loves them. I believe that Mr. Sweet is watching over you . . . true love never ends:)

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  4. I know it will be hard Christmas this year. The memories while 'sweet' are also sad, knowing there won't be more with him. I truly believe he is there with you in spirit my friend. Hugs!

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  5. I know just reading this post you have such wonderful Christmas memories of Mr. Sweets. Hugs, Penny

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  6. Enjoy those fun memories! You will always have them. Today I hung a wreath at John’s place and remembered how little he did himself to decorate for Christmas, but how happy he was that I decorated. I have all those flannel nighties that he gave me through the years, I never had to guess what he’d give. Ha! What were some of the gifts Mr. Sweet gave you at Christmas?

    It is looking festive and beautiful at your place! It’s making me grin and I’ve been cleaning an oven all day!

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  7. I'm so glad you have such great memories with Mr. Sweet!

    Your decorations are festive and full of spirit and that's okay. And if you feel sad or have times of good cheer this season, that's okay too.

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  8. Oh BJ, I know your Christmas spirit isn't what you'd like it to be. You cherish those memories of Mr. Sweet and thank you for sharing him with us for all of these years. I remember you liked a shelp or something and he built you one! Sending you love.
    Shelia :)

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  9. Thinking of you sweet, BJ. Just take it all one minute at a time. Mr. Sweet would want you to enjoy Christmas. :)

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  10. The first holidays without a loved one are always hard, aren't they. Everyone will understand why you have a dampened Xmas spirit this year.

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  11. I love the long legged girls too- very cute. I understand some of your pain and I am sending hugs and prayers your way.

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  12. Beautiful decorations. I'm praying for you at this time of year.

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  13. I've been thinking about and praying for you as Christmas season approached. I still think of and pray for our beloved Vee after she lost her John. I have no words for I think I would feel the same way you are feeling were I to lose my dear Louis Dean. I do know that you, Vee and I all treasure our time with our loves while we have them. I like to think you and Vee made so many good memories to keep you going through this grief....and I am trying to do the same.

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  14. I have no words. I can only to imagine the emptiness you must feel. Hang in there sweet friend.
    Hugs
    Lisa

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  15. I hope that just knowing that all of us who care about you, somewhere out here, are sad for you with Mr. Sweet no longer there to share in the spirit of Christmas dear bj. I'm certain he is looking down on you though and sending continuous love - and I also know your wonderful loving family will share time with you and help you through this first Christmas.
    Be strong, and enjoy some decorating - you are so good at it and you make your home look so inviting and cheery.
    Mary x

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  16. I can only imagine that your heart remains heavy with all of the dear memories BJ....what a blessing you were to each other and that must make you smile...even though you are not in the spirit of Christmas, your home indicates there is still happiness to be found this season...hugs and blessings to you!

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  17. BJ, it's so pretty. You know, there is no rule you have to do everything the same if your heart isn't in it. Or do it on cue, on schedule. Do what you can, what you want, when you want -- just as you have done. I have a feeling Mr. Sweet is smiling at the Angel Sisters and all you've done. Just be gentle with yourself. It's a tough season, but know you are loved.

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  18. Oh my . . . love your Christmas angels . . .
    Sweet for Mister Sweet . . .
    My heart goes out to you . . .
    Happy you have them out for us to see, and for you to hold that smiling,happy memory up close.

    I remember vividly my first Christmas after Gary died . . .
    Going through the motions as my heart was breaking.
    I would grab his pillow and hold it and rest my tears . . .

    Thinking of you, holding you in my heart with love . . .

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  19. It looks festive at your place! My mother has the same "sads" over the Christmas holiday, even tho she is devout. I try to draw her in, but I know she has to just get though it on her own terms. I hope you have more good days than bad ones xoxoxoxo

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  20. Daisy hates secrets, she knows what I get her every year. Mainly because I can't wrap so she has to do it.

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  21. Glad to see you are trying to find some joy. I know this is so hard for you. Hoping you find peace most of all in the coming days.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  22. Those long-legged Christmas shopping dolls are the cutest!

    I continue to pray for you as you navigate through the holidays.

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  23. Love all of your Christmas BJ. That pillow is adorable. I will keep praying for you dear BJ. I know this holiday season will be rough for you and it breaks my heart for you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  24. bj, you hang in there sweet lady. You have to take time. Every touch looks adorable.

    Cindy

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  25. I know B.J. Just do your best and smile when you think of things he said or did as you keep putting the decorations out! I know he is VERY proud of you! I believe that Mr. Sweet is still smiling about those tall skinny ladies:) Sending HUGS and prayers your way!

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  26. Thoughts and prayers are with you BJ. The first holidays are the worst....

    God bless.

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  27. B.J. I love your Christmas decorations. Prayers will be with you on this lst Christmas without your husband. You have many sweet memories just keep your chin up and keep thinking good thoughts. It does it better as the years go by. Madeline

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  28. Sorry, Sweetie. Praying for you. Those long legged girls are darlings.

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  29. No wonder Mr. sweet liked those angels....they are adorable! this has got to be the most difficult thing ever, this very first Christmas missing him. You are in my thoughts. Just lean on your Lord. And your sweet family. And your friends. We are here for you. If you ever need anything at all--just holler, okay? These people who love you will be the ones who are going to pick you up and carry you through this and get you through it. It's okay to cry. HOld on to the love and cherish all the SWEET SWEET MEMORIES. And thanks for all the kind words you leave in my comments, they mean so much to me and your compliment of me "making the most interesting Pictures" just made my day! I love love love making pictures and sharing them...I am by no means a professional but I am sure having FUN WITH IT!--that's all that matters.

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  30. You have so many wonderful memories but I know how sad it can be. Your home is so bright and cheerful. I'm having a Princess Sassy Pants giveaway today! I know you'll want to enter! Sweet hugs my friend!

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  31. Those long legged gals are so enchanting. Mr Sweet is surely enjoying your decorating this year, just from a different view.

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  32. BJ, I think about you so much and know how you miss your Mr. Sweet. Just holding you in my thoughts, sending you a hug and asking God's kindness for you during this Christmas.

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  33. Hi bj, those long-legged girls are just too cute and I imagine Mr. Sweet was smiling down from heaven as you brought them out to decorate your home again this year. You have a beautiful home filled with many sweet memories. I'm praying those memories bring comfort to you as you are missing your beloved this Christmas season. Hugs, Cheryl

    PS I've been a bit puny lately, so I've not been visiting and commenting as I'd like but I did see your last post and wanted to say that I love your kitchen cabinets painted white. Beautiful!

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  34. BJ I lost my gentleman friend in June. It's been very difficult for me as we loved each other very much. So, I too am having a hard time moving on. Hugs sweet friend.

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  35. BJ, Mr Sweet would not want you to be down in the dumps. Just think of all the wonderful memories and happy times you had together. Your decorations are really cute, love the sisters.

    Take care my sweet friend and enjoy.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  36. It is a tough time you are going through, I've had years when I just didn't feel like decorating at all! I pushed myself and found that the lights and decorations helped me get in the spirit. I hope seeing your pretty decorations help you enjoy the season a bit more.

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj