Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Morning Reflections

On this, the third Sunday in Advent, I light the third candle and think of times long ago, of family, country, traditions ~ of what I left, and I feel a little sad, just a little.....  


I just read a wonderful, comprehensive, memorial of President Mandela's life that touched my heart. Written by (who else?) Hilary Melton-Butcher, who lived in South Africa for many years:


  1. Looking back can sometimes make us feel sad, Inger. That is OK, especially if they are happy memories.
    Thanks for link....I will read this.

  2. your header looks so festive and i do love those little oranges.. the candle holder is beautiful and i know you must miss the old tradtions even though you have lived here a life time. nostalgia for our younger years is bad enough, but leaving your home country has to be bad at times.

  3. I totally understand Inger--Know you are not alone....

  4. I understand Inger....lately I've been looking back and wonder why I did certain things or why certain things happened to me.
    Thanks for the link!!

  5. Advent is a special time. I always visit Hilary's blog, and I always learn something.


  6. Looking back is a time to reflect yet living in the present is so rewarding! Love your new header!!!! Good job, Inger,...:)JP

  7. Reminiscing can always bring out melancholy feelings. Hoping you move through this month with hope and good will.

  8. I just read Hilary Melton-Butcher's memorial & Maya Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise". Both lovely--Mr. Mandela was quite a man!!

    PS: Thank your husband for the gumbo!!

  9. I'll go and check Hilary's post, I've been busy this weekend with family matters. I love the little antique gnome in your header banner, I remember him from another year.

    I read Misha G.'s post on the day we heard. May Mandela finally rest in peace.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this link! What a beautiful tribute!

  11. Hi Inger .. thanks for highlighting my Mandela blog post - it was a good one to write - I learnt so much.

    I remember back over Christmas times of years ago ... and feel nostalgic with those memories ..

    Thanks so much .. cheers Hilary

  12. Christmas memories can be bitter sweet.
    Have a beautiful week!

  13. Beautiful picture that express your emotions, Inger!
    Many hugs and much love to you.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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