December 19, 2012

Merriment Chain ~ Day 24 ~ Thank You

A few weeks ago I listened to a Christmas devotional in which it was relayed that you would have a more meaningful Christmas if you would spend time doing things with others.  Those things could be activities with your family, a church get together, neighborhood parties, office celebrations, service groups, etc.  
I know that by participating in this Merriment chain with my fellow blogging friends, that it has added greatly to the Christmas Spirit I have felt.  It has brought me closer to the ladies I have visited with each day for 24 straight days.  It has allowed me to share things that I may have not otherwise.  
I have been able to join with mother's in their excitement of children coming home for the holidays and in the frustrations of having Christmas lights stuck in the mailbox. I have wept with those who posted about the tragedy in Connecticut and laughed about ladies dining rooms being taken over by greenery.  I have cheered along with those who are just beginning their prim journey and have drooled over the perfect homes of those who know what they are doing:) I have smelled the wonderful scents of pine and cinnamon and tasted yummy chocolate cherry cookies.  I have had bad dreams of spooky vintage elves and glorious ones of friends meeting together for parties.  I have learned alot about my friends and they have learned some more about me.
So, to all of you who joined in the Merriment Chain and to many of you who stuck with me for 24 straight days (Christine you know who you are)
I just want to say thank you.  Thank you for making this the Merriest blogging season ever:)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Trace4J said...

Loved your post Friend
Warm Woolie Christmas Love to you and your Family

BumbleBeeLane said...

You hit it on the nose sweetie! So much fun and kindred spirits.Warm Blessings!~Amy

bettyj said...

My sentiments exactly! I have gotten to "know" bloggers, I knew, but didn't "know". I always enjoy reading about your wonderful girls. I don't need to tell you what I think about you, you know. I have loved every visit, and have visited when I felt needed to be doing something Enjoy the Season!

Primlish ♥ said...

Sweet friend! I have so enjoyed this chain as well! I was nervous having to post everyday, but it worked out well. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Steph, wonderful warm post.......I have enjoyed the Merriment chain so much, what fun to hear day by day Holiday stories.......Warm Christmas Blessings Francine.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Steph! You really got it right! I really wasn't sure if I could carve out the time for this many posts, but I'm glad I did. I think it has brought the group of participants closer. I know it gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get my tree up earlier than I have in ten years! :) We were all blessed with Misi and Robyn's great idea! --Jan

TheCrankyCrow said...

Beautiful post, Steph - and spot on. I had really thought I would pop on sporadically because, heaven knows, I couldn't post daily. Then, it because a catalyst to getting "some" decorating done (hey, if I posted daily, that would mean, "daily," SOME decoration went up). But, it transformed into something much, much, more than that - and so much worthier. Misi and Robyn gave us all a beautiful gift this season - as did each and every other link in the chain. And what a merry, mighty, chain it turned into!! Smiles & Best Hugs ~ Robin

Christine said...

Hugs to you Steph! You are a warm and giving person and a delight to visit with everyday!
Christmas is so much better when shared even across thousands of miles!

Shirlee said...

Lovely post : )

Cindi said...

It sure has been special and I feel like each of us was a spoke in a big wheel and we all just kept trudging on together! Thank you for all you have shared! Love to you and your family
Be blessed,

Beckyjean said...

Love this Steph!!

Have a wonderful weekend~Becky

1890* said...

I found such JOY in sharing Christmas with You & your delightful family ... Thank you Steph!!
May everyday of the new year be one of love & happiness for you & yours

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What an absolutely wonderful post, Steph.
Merry Christmas!

kissthesky kneel said...

Ohh, what a sweet post. I'm sorry I'm posting so late, but I love your blog & wanted to chime in. Hope your Christmas was blessed! Thank you for all your hard work! Happy New Year!