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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Welcome Home!

This post contains pictures I think will not be as photogenic as I would like, but these are pictures that make my heart sing with joy. Our two sons and their families are here this weekend for a quick visit. We try to cram a lot into these visits and with so many children there is always a lot of commotion , clutter, and fun! One of my great pleasures is sitting at the table with the children with only Christmas tree lights and candles glowing, and talking with them as they sip hot cocoa, or eat ice cream. ( This makes them very happy and more prone to sharing their childhood joys.) Our oldest son holding his youngest daughter while the oldest daughter sleeps next to him on our sofa.His other two daughters are playing with the big doll-house in the study. The wood-stove has a nice fire within and the house is warm and cozy. We are all full and drowsy from dinner and snacks. I found these words in a very old book on our book-shelf. The book was published in 1909 and translated from Norwegian. The book is titled 'Our Homes and Our Children', by O.Klykken. ~ "A wonderful power is in the word home: the home of mother, our childhood home. This holds good of the child, the youth, the man. Nay, even in old age the word home is able to call up a world of memories and sensations." ..."And God bless your coming and going every time that you really return to take your parents by the hand and hear the familiar and precious : "Welcome home." I say, welcome home sons, welcome home granddaughters, welcome home !

14 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Such sweet photos, Kathy. God bless you and your family this Christmas Season.

goatpod2 said...

What sweet photos!

Blessings,

Amy

Mormotabárány said...

Thank you Kathy for your kind comments. It means a lot to me. May you be sooo happy with your family in your beautiful home a very long time! Bless you, Monika

Timi said...

I am so happy for you! It's really sooo good to be together, specially at Christmas time!
I am sure your granddauhters were happy too, to be with their dad...:o)!

LindaSueBuhl said...

just fills up your heart and makes it flow all over the room - and onto your blog so we can share - oh Kathy - what a blessing these girls are to us all - living, cocoa drinking, healthy answers to prayer!

rkbsnana said...

I am so happy you have your babies with you. Put everything on hold until after they leave - enjoy every minute. How true the Norwegian saying is. BTW your grandchildren are beautiful.

Star said...

Indeed, nothing like a family to swell your heart with pride and happiness at Christmastime. Have a very joyous time this year! So glad they could get to visit.
By the way, I had my Christmas present early this year and guess what I have received? a spinning wheel so now I'm learning how to spin. It's great, although I have a long way to go to perfection!!!
Will now take a look at your handspun yarn to see how it's supposed to look.

Debbie said...

How good it is to hear that you've had your family "about you". :D
How we are blessed!
Debbie

Dolores said...

Handsome son and precious girls...... the look of love and contentment makes me smile......
Bless you and your family,

Daisy said...

There's no better place than home in my mind. Lovely photos, Kathy. I'm so happy for you that you were able to spend this time with your family.

Paula said...

That must be so wonderful to have them there with you, Kathy. Enjoy your time with them!

Deanna said...

That's beautiful about HOME!
You bless your family by being there for them at your lovely and warm home.

Lifting a prayer up for your sweet family.
God bless you this Christmas Season,
d

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