And may our Lord be near
To guide you in His loving way,
Throughout another year.
Happy New Year, 2019 !
The Castle Lady
I would urge everyone, however, to take a little bit of time out of this busy. busy, busy…to just stop for a few minutes and think and pray for those who are not as fortunate as we are and to make some provision for them. It’s never to late to extend the most important part of this entire season to those needy individuals. That is God’s love which we can share without great cost. You can get so caught up in all the details of what we all think makes this a wonderful holiday that we forget the most important part. God already effected the most important aspect of Christmas. He sent His only son, his emissary of love, to the world in the form of a tiny human being. We most need to get the message out and then believe it ourselves with every fiber of our being. The world is depending on you!!
Spades take up leaves no better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves, are light as balloons.
I make a great noise of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer running away.
But the mountains I raise elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms and into my face.
I may load and unload again and again
Till I fill the whole shed, and what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight; and since they grew duller
From contact with earth, next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use. But a crop is a crop,
And who’s to say where the harvest shall stop?
This is quite a milestone for anyone, leave alone an iconic symbol of eternal youth in the form of a cartoon character! His official birth date was November 18, 1928 but festivities have been going on at the Disney resorts most of this year. Beloved all over the world- he’s made his mark!
Check out the link below for more news on this momentous occasion. There will be a special on ABC tomorrow all about this fabulous mouse and his creator Walt Disney so be sure to check your local listings for the time showing and be ready with your mouse ears on…
I believe for my regular readers it is common knowledge that I was on my very first grand castle tour when 9/11 happened. Many years have passed and the most memorable event for me was coming home to Denver a week later and seeing all the flags posted in front of people’s houses. It was testament to me that most of us love our country and pull together when push comes to shove.
To see my contribution you can click the link below and read the poem I put up in 2008. It will make you cry but it will also make you see something in yourself all Americans must have….courage, tenacity and that fighting spirit.