Christmas 2021

Ah, how I love everything about Christmas! This year was no different!

No, I was not in tip-top condition, laryngitis and an annoying cough hindered many Christmas Eve plans which left me somewhat bewildered but I still went to church and wore my new dress that did not match my mask.

No, my house was not as I would have liked but like my daughter said, “Mom, it’s home.” Yes, I thought, it’s the same mess you grew up in.

No, we did not have snow but bluebirds came to my feeder and the red-bellied Woodpecker! I thought I would have no feathered friends this year. My feeder has been full for over a week. The squirrels did steal the peanut butter seeded pinecones.

No, I did not wake up as early as I planned but made I did make our traditional waffles, baked bacon and cinnamon rolls for my family.

No, I didn’t get everything I wanted but I already had everything I wanted, and they were all with me.

The very existence of Christmas is celebration enough. And He is still with me!

Frost blurs my window
I sleep in heavenly peace
Spring is on her way Happy New Year! A haibun about a Christmas celebration.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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13 Responses to Christmas 2021

  1. hannamccown says:

    Beautiful, happy new year Mary. 🧡

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  2. Happy New Year, Mary – I’m glad you had a lovely Christmas.


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  3. Ingrid says:

    This is a beautiful haibun of gratitude and acceptance, Mary!

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  4. Beautiful prose and poetry Mary!!!


  5. msjadeli says:

    Mary, you brought tears to my eyes while reading. You are truly blessed ❤

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  6. lynn__ says:

    I love the realistic and grateful perspective in this, Mary!


  7. Ain says:

    Oh those squirrels and their love of peanut butter coated pine cones! Enjoyed your haibun….!


  8. I am so glad that you had a good Christmas… there are always those things that are more important than perfection.


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