Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Merry Christmas Message

Taking a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

 A song in church last week contained the lyrics, "I wonder how they celebrate Christmas in Heaven". It touched my heart. Like many of you, I have loved ones in Heaven and not a Christmas goes by that I don't take a glance upwards to the sky with all the shining stars and smile with thanks for all the memories of those special people and pets. My heart overflows!! May we remember those that have passed and be grateful for the chance to show love and receive love from those that are present. And most of all, to be wrapped in the loving arms of a Heavenly Father that loved us so much that he sent His Son to us.

Let us make memories, love much, laugh often and may our hearts of joy and gratitude last for more than the season, but for a lifetime.

Thank you for following Reflections by the Sea. A most precious Christmas gift is from my Mother this year. She faithfully reads Reflections each week and lovingly cuts out the article from the newspaper, places it carefully in a plastic sleeve and makes it into a book and added a message about how proud she is of the writing and of me. I unwrapped all of the writing from 2011 in the book she put together and it will be a forever treasure. Thank you Mother!!

Merry Christmas.....and May God Bless from our family to yours,


  1. May our Precious Heavenly Father Bless & Keep You & Yours Throughout This New Year! It is only with Him that we can truly Live!!!

    **Jeremiah 32:27 "Behold! I AM the LORD, the GOD of ALL mankind! Is there ANYTHING too hard for ME?" Absolutely NOTHING Is TOO HARD for our Gracious Lord & Savior & Holy Spirit!!!
    <3 <3 <3 IN <3

  2. Betsy, Love the story about your Mom; reminded me of my Dad who always cut things out of the paper and mailed them to us!! Before I knew you were on "the computer," I, too, was cutting out your article, making copies, and sending them to MY children! Keep up the good work!
    Thanks, Jackie

  3. Thank you all for your sweet words and for taking time to write. Am looking forward to a great year and appreciate your loyalty to Reflections. Blessings, Betsy

  4. Betsy...I never knew you had this precious site.....I feel somewhat guilty that my "goods" are advertised on me for all to see, and yours are humbly, quietly expressed more behind the scenes! May God Bless you and "Reflections by the Sea" in 2012! Count me in as new follower! gerry :-)

  5. Thanks for the time to write and to share encouragement and kindness. I say that Reflections by the Sea is God's work, He just lets me hold the pen and put my name to it....all credit is His. Blessings and Love.