2020 and 2021 have not been easy on any of us. Mercy the lows we have all experienced. The lows teach us so much – especially to appreciate time with family and friends above all else. Mr. G and I have had a great ending to 2021 … special time with our family both in England and the US. Not easy in the current world climate so we are feeling extra grateful.
Something else contributing to a good ending to 2021, learning I have an article in the January/February edition of Garden Gate Magazine. It was incredibly special to host Sr. Editor of Garden Gate Magazine, James Baggett, and Photographer, Jack Coyier, and the bonus was the article! I have followed the career and editorial work of James through the years and have been inspired by him over and over especially when he was editor of Country Gardens magazine. Meeting James and having James and Jack here was truly a bucket list moment. Yes, I did pull out my copy of the magazine where he was first named editor of Country Gardens magazine. Anyone remember the #raiseyourtrowel moment?
The magazine is out and I hope you grab a copy – not just for my article but in true Garden Gate fashion, the magazine is filled to the brim with information and inspiration to launch your garden year! If you cannot find a physical copy, you can purchase a digital copy for under $5.00 HERE.
THE ULTIMATE JOY
Luke 2 records the miraculous story of Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, and the journey that brought them together to bring us the best gift of all. We are incredibly grateful for the baby in the manger that was willing to go to the cross for us promising eternal life with him.
The sweet voice of Linus tells it well…
Ready or not, soon we turn the calendar. Most years that is a very exciting time for me. But, I have learned to be a bit more skeptible on what we might find on the otherside. Regardless of what the world offers, let’s work hard to make our part of the world reflect all the good as we keep the love of Christmas tucked into our hearts. Wasn’t it Eleanor Roosevelt who said, “Life is what you make it, always has been, always will be.” #realtalk
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A very Merry Christmas Teresa! I can’t wait to see your article! I am getting a GG subscription for Christmas. Thanks for posting the Linus clip – one of my faves!
It was good to see Linus explain it. Linus is rad anyway.
Linus is the best!
Actually, Linus is, at most, the second best. Snoopy is the best! Woodstock is up there too, maybe third or so.
I hope you are having a blessed Christmas Day today, Saturday, 12-25-2021. I watched the recorded Midnight Mass at St. Basilica’s Cathedral in Vatican City, Rome, Italy, last night, and the Pope’s message was all about Littleness, just like the Baby Jesus when He was born. Beautiful fresh flowers with large red roses decorated the Basilica. We are having really nice and sunny weather here in VA, and we have enjoyed Christmas so much today and the days leading up to it also. We are very blessed to say the least. Soon we will have a Zoom visit with our out-of-town children. Stay safe and be well. Merry Christmas! A happy, healthy, and safe New Year, 2022, to you and yours.