December 24, 2011

twas the night before christmas....


actually
it's the morning before christmas


and
i just wanted to take this time to let you all know 
how very dear you are to me


your support and love throughout this year
has helped me climb the path that's in front of me 
often 
with you at the top telling me to keep going


and
your constant words of wisdom 
have acted like bumper pads
as i've bounced around in the ups and downs of life


this little corner of the world
where my words and photos come alive
is so special to me
and
all of you have been a part of it


when i've been out on a limb
you've been there to catch me 
and
pray with me or for me
and
laugh with me when i needed it the most



thank you
all of you
for being you
and
sharing you with me
while i've shared me with you
~
may you all be blessed with the merriest and happiest christmas 
surrounded by those you love
and
those that love you right back
*

35 comments:

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  2. Beth,
    What lovely images!
    What thought "filled" words.
    So much better than a Hallmark card.
    Wishing you a safe, happy, sane and joyful Christmas season!
    You're the BEST!
    Julia

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  3. Beth - I began the journey of this year with you by my side. With you believing in me. I cannot say thank you enough. YOU are here for US, and yet keep giving - these images are gifts. You are a gift.

    Merry Merry wonderful Christmas.

    Love you THIS much!
    xoxo

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  4. for all you share and how you inspire...thank YOU, my friend. wishing you a happy holiday! xx

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  5. lovely words and images. merry christmas to you too!

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  6. Have a fabulous Christmas week-end. And keep your gorgeous images coming throughout 2012. !! Sending a Holiday hug your way.

    Di

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  7. thank you, beth. merry christmas to you and your family.

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  8. It has been such a joy and a pleasure getting to know you this year -- what a gift! Wishing you and your family a very blessed and Merry Christmas...may all your memories be bright ♥

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  9. Beth,
    Thank You for all the images and words you have brought us! Merry Christmas!
    xo kt

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  10. and you know we feel just the same about you...

    (thanks for sharing your snow, it's very cheering :)

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  11. Lovely sentiments.
    Lovely photographs.
    Lovely you.

    Love back atcha!

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  12. Wishing you a Christmas full of laughter and family love. Sending you a virtual hug, and thanking you for all you share with us. Your photographs and your words are daily gifts, I always treasure :-)

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  13. MERRY Christmas to you and your family Beth! Beautiful winter wonderland photos.

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  14. Gorgeous! And your words are especially poignant as well! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  15. thanks, beth! We have been blessed by you and all you share. May you days be merry and bright. Hugs, M

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  16. Beth, I thank you in return for all the love and support you have given through your words and gift through photography. You don't know how many days I've opened your blog, and you've made my day. So thank you Beth. May this Holiday bring you much warmth, laughter and much love with all those you adore. And a very Happy New Year.

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  17. The best of blessings to you and your family, as well.

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  18. Have a beautiful Christmas, Beth.

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  19. May Jesus be the blessing tonight and always in your life. xo Jenny

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  20. The most beautiful words to go with your photos. you are a true gift to us. I tried getting the picture of the lights on the tree by putting the finger in front and then moving it like you suggested. I have know idea what I am going to do with a bunch of pictures of fingers. lol. I knew we would laugh about it if I told you. It is a treat to be able to come here to one of the kindest hearts I know. my life is better for having you in it, even for a few moments, love to you.

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  21. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2012 to you and your family, Beth. Love your images, especially the soft golden grassed field and the last image...

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  22. Merry Christmas Beth!!!!! Sending lots of love.

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  23. Merry Christmas to you Beth and your beautiful family!

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  24. Merry Christmas, Beth, to you and your family! Enjoy your white Christmas!Hope Santa brought you lots of goodies!

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  25. words and images of beauty from a beauty filled friend~

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  26. How very beautiful! Merry Christmas hope you had a fabulous time with loved ones!

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  27. I hope your day was filled with love and joy Beth! Merry Christmas!

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  28. Beautiful winter scenes and images. Hope your Christmas was merry and bright!

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  29. Dear Beth, what gifts you give to us, each time we visit -- not only with beautiful photographs but with the thought and words that accompany them. I remember when I discovered your blog -- that was back when you were doing paper! To see you grow, to travel on your life journey with you has been my pleasure in every way. On this Boxing Day, I send you belated Christmas greetings and wishes for a happy, healthy, fun new year!

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  30. I love your words and images...they always always touch my heart and spirit. Thank you. May you have a wonderful New Year!

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  31. The best of holidays to you, Beth. Love this gorgeous post.

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  32. These are beautiful, this is beautiful. You are beautiful.
    xoxo

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  33. altogether beautiful, Beth
    ...thanks for the snowy share:)
    much love and grace to you and your lovies,
    Jen

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  34. I hope this year I am not always catching up and behind and could have should have.

    I hope this year you get everything you reach for and more .

    I hope you know how much I love you.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth