Friday, December 12, 2008

~FingerPrints Friday~












"Home For Christmas"

There's a song by Steven Curtis Chapman called, Fingerprints, that starts:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You’re a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God.

'Home for Christmas' never meant as much to me as it does now that I have raised a family, and the kids have grown up, and left to live their own lives, in their own homes. Yes...I always treasured going to my parents and in-law's house on Christmas Eve. It was tradition. It was the Christmas that I had known my whole life. But all-of-a-sudden, that Christmas Eve tradition doesn't happen anymore. My in-laws and my father are in heaven now for Christmas Eve. So now, we have a new tradition: the kids and grandchildren come home to US.

Our home is now the one they travel to to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Home to our tree. Our presents. With their presence.


We are building a whole new set of traditions. A whole new set of memories our children and grandchildren will recall fondly once we are celebrating Christmas in heaven. Fingerprints to be sure!


May you have a memorable day today. Be sure to look for the Fingerprints in your life this Friday in December....wherever you are in the world!

Stop by
Beki's blog to read about more Fingerprints!



13 comments:

Kat said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. It makes me teary.

Is that your house? It looks like heaven on earth! Absolutely beautiful. :)

Suldog said...

This is a sweet and lovely post. I will still be traveling to my Grandma's house on Christmas (she's 103!) I don't look forward to my traditions changing, which they will someday, of course, but I suppose I've been incredibly blessed to have had them for so very long already.

Carol said...

Thank you, Kat! Yes...it's our house. I love it!! They can bury me right behind it! LOL!

Suldog...Wow...103! God Love Her. You are all very very blessed to have her this long.

Rebekah said...

Oh my can I come stay with you too?? No wonder they want to come home for Christmas - you are blessed with a warm and cozy abode!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful blog and everything you said is so true..I always went home and now some of the girls get here, when they can..Sometimes it is so hard here with the weather..but we are always thankful...

PamperingBeki said...

Wow, what a blessing!

Ballerina Girl said...

Wow, how beautiful... this post really hits home to me right now, living so far away from family...but as you, we have always had the fortune of traveling back to our parents houses for Christmas...I can't imagine it nay other way (yet!)
is that your house with all the snow? I would love to come and visit you!
BG

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Sandi McBride said...

Beautiful post, especially at this time of the year. Thanks for sharing
Sandi

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That is just beautiful. Christmas is a family time isn't it, even with those we will always remember.

CJ xx

Cheryl said...

Such a wonderful heartfelt post. I am at the same stage in my life. My very best wishes for a Merry Chirstmas to your family. And I need to thank Mr. Mark Lipinski for writing about your blog!!!

artsyclay said...

How beautiful!

I read your post on Beki's blog about your Aunt Kay. I am so sorry for this difficult time. May God hold you and comfort you.

TinkerellaCreations said...

This is beautiful! Merry Christmas!!!