Over a number of years, my husband carved each of these Santas from a chunk of wood and gifted them to me.  When we moved last year, those Santas were individually wrapped, gently packed into a box and we haven’t seen them since.  Of course Santa isn’t the focus of our Christmas celebration, but somehow not having them on display in our new “old” house is kind of sad.

I know the box is somewhere.  It’s either stacked in the attic of our garage, or tucked away within a closet inside the house.  Each one of these little statues resembles the artist somewhat.  There’s one that’s shaped like a pickle and another looks like a hot pepper.   They each have their own personality.  This is our second Christmas in our new old house and I find myself really missing those guys.

When the warmer weather returns, we’ll begin in earnest to look for them.  Who knows what other treasures we may find.  Maybe next Christmas, we can display them again.  The important thing is that we can tuck away memories, but the true meaning of Christmas and the bounty of God’s love for us has only one place to reside and that’s within our hearts.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. Your husband is so gifted! I can well imagine why you miss these carvings! They are spectacular! I hope you are able to find them.

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  2. Does Paul sell his santas??? If not, he must!

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  3. Rebecca says:

    Such a wonderful talent your husband has! I hope you find these sweet treasures. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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