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"The time draws near the birth of Christ:
The moon is hid; the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
answer each other in the mist."
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, In Memoriam
It was late one Christmas Eve and I had just opened the front door to take a peek outside. Many houses along the street were still lit up. The night sky, afloat with frosted glitter, was hazy and muted. So quiet and peaceful, it was a proper silent night. A holy night.
The neighbour two doors down stood out in front of his house all bundled up. Maybe he was letting the dog out, or having a quiet smoke. Maybe he was watching for Christmas. We waved and called out Merry Christmas to one another. I could see my breath.
Even though I was weary after a full and busy day of preparations, in a twinkling I suddenly felt alive and well in my soul. I went to bed with a smile on my face and Christmas in my heart, for the 'feeling' had just whooshed in on the frosty air. I hoped my neighbour felt it too.
And so I wish you all a Merry Christmas! God bless us every one and to all a good night.
With love and hugs,
Merry Christmas, Brenda!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas 🎄 & Happy New Year 2020 ❤️ReplyDelete
Puddy boy & Fameowly
God bless you! That's a lovely memory!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Brenda. And I hope you had a Merry Christmas. Wishing you everything good and wonderful in the New Year!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you, Bren!ReplyDelete
Happy 2nd Day of Christmas!ReplyDelete
What a lovely thing! I've experienced that feeling before too and it is such a blessing. It hits during church service sometime and at odd times sometimes.ReplyDelete
I hope your Christmas Day was wonderful,
Dear Brenda - Hope your Christmas was extra special...thank you for all the beautiful posts you write. I so enjoy my visit to your home. Have a Happy New Year. Hugs!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas Season, Brenda!ReplyDelete
A lovely story, Brenda, with a sweet memory. I hope you've had a simply wonderful Christmas.ReplyDelete
I could feel it all when reading your beautiful post, and it brought up memories of similar magical moments. Hope you had a peaceful Christmas, and may 2020 bring you blessings and joy. xReplyDelete
Can't think of anything nicer than going to bed with a smile on you face and Christmas in you heart. I hope you had a lovely holiday, dear Brenda.ReplyDelete