Here we are again. Seems before we know it, another year has gone! THE YEAR OF OUR LORD’S BIRTH! I am proud to announce to the world that HE is my risen Lord and He has allowed me 78 yrs. to enjoy Christmas again and again! Ain’t GOD good???
I have three brothers and five sisters, plus my precious Mama and Daddy celebrating His birthday and looking on His precious face! How wonderful is that??? If I listed all my friends and brothers and sisters in the Lord ,who are there, witnessing the same thing, I wouldn’t have any room to tell you about my blessings from Him!
First, My Son and “Daughter” Victoria, who even if they live way down in Florida, fill my life with sunshine and joy with their phone calls and keeping in touch with me daily to see if I’m O.K. They keep me laughing about the antics of their cats and Kevin’s pet squirrel! They have such great ‘ol hearts, they would take in just about everything that had four legs and fur.
Then there’s Michelle and Katie, who call me Grandma Peggy! They can never know how much that means to an ol’ lady who has never had grandbabies of her own! ( Thanks to Kevin LOL) From the first moment I walked into their mother’s home these two sweet, kind girls opened their arms to me and made me feel so welcome ! For the first time in my life, I felt complete and this was MY family! Thank you girls ! I love you and can’t thank you enough for being so good to me
Then, My Sister Sue and her family, My brother Jack and My precious sister-in-law Helen and their family, then our baby sister Sherry (we called her ‘Lil Iodine from an old comic strip – because being the baby, Mama spoiled her rotten, but she grew out of it (a lot)) and she’s a great sister and her family. They are all there for me and I love them a lot!
My “sister” Kate, who fell and hurt herself pretty bad but is recovering nicely, thank you God again! I can’t and won’t ever forget my sister-in-law ! She has always been a doll! She and my brother Robert married when they were just teenagers and I can’t remember one Christmas that we didn’t have a big box, filled with hair bows, coloring books and all sorts of things my parents couldn’t afford! Bless you my Kate! I love you
Next, is my former Pastor Gene Land and his precious sidekick June! June didn’t know what a lift she gave me this Christmas with the photos of the two of them! Twelve years together ! Wow! Seems like yesterday I met Gene’s bride for the first time and we seem to click! She is such a loving gal and she has taken such good care of my friend! I don’t think Gene will ever know the influence he has on our family ! We all loved him and He was our Pastor but he was our BROTHER! We still feel the same way ! When any of us mention him ,it’s with such warmth! Like sunshine on a cloudy day ! You hang in ! Both of you! JOY COMES IN THE MORNING!!
Then last, all my friends at Kings Mountain Manor! I have such wonderful friends here! We stick up for each other! You wouldn’t believe what comradeship we have here! Our most friend of all friends is a lady named Mary Helen Brown! She is constantly on the move, taking cards around to each apt. when someone is sick or just needs a friend! If you need her, she’s there! She is also a great Christian girl! Also, my friend and adopted sister Libby! WE just look at each other sometimes and burst out laughing! We can’t talk without laughing! I don’t know what I would do without my Libby!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY BELOVED FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH ! HOPE TO BE AROUND NEXT CHRISTMAS!
IF NOT! YOU WILL KNOW WHERE I AM! GLORY TO GOD!!
~ Mama Peggy
[Editor’s Note: It’s hard to believe this was Mama Peggy’s last post to her web site. She died suddenly just 8 days later, on December 30th, 2011, and is greatly missed.]