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Spirit Blessings

Blessings can be found in the most unexpected places when we open our hearts. I found a beautiful connection to my mom's Spirit in her box of Christmas ornaments.

My mom loved Christmas so much & this year I decided it was time to love it again too. So with some trepidation & expectations of grief or bittersweet memories, I opened her box of ornaments to decorate my little tree. All I found was beauty, love~ connection~ my mom's Spirit had infused the ornaments with her love.  When the ones from her childhood became tattered with time, she would bring them new life by painting on wreathes, flowers, lights or trees. I spent the day soaking in my mom's Spirit & love of the coming holiday. As I was sharing my experience with a friend, the simple truth hit me~ I am infused with my mom's Spirit~ I am the living embodiment of her love, blessed through all of her actions, words & hugs in my life. Her Spirit continues to renew my heart when it's getting a bit tattered, as her love lives on through me.~ May this holiday season gift you with Spirit Blessings of your own! 

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Colleen Shay December 03, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Kathleen what a beautiful expression of your love and your moms love. Your writing this in Remembrance of your mom will help so many in our community including myself who are missing loved ones who have passed on. This time of year we miss them most especially and yet feel them close by. Thanks for sharing such beautiful thoughts this holiday.
Kathleen Reynolds December 04, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I'm so happy that it gave you some comfort.

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