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Cee’s Share Your World 2013: Week 10 ~

I really like Cee’s Share Your World  questions because they give me a chance to not be me for awhile!  Check out her latest:

If you could be any animal, what would you be?  Something that flies ~ with strong wings.  Probably a raptor like an eagle.  Even though I’m afraid of heights, I often dream about being able to fly.  The thought of soaring above the world and seeing it from a “bird’s eye view” takes my breath away.

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?  I can’t make up my mind.

STOP sign

What was your most memorable birthday?  There are many, but uppermost in my mind was the one (not too long ago) where my eldest daughter called me early in the morning ~ 10:00 a.m. is early for her.  She wanted to make sure I would be home, as she was “coming right over”.  From my livingroom window, I saw her drive into my driveway in a bright, hideous yellow-orange Mustang, followed by my son-in-law in his vehicle.  I immediately thought, “that little brat”, he’d bought her that car!  I met them outside and she gloated, “Whaddya think?”  I was speechless, I’d always wanted a muscle car, particularly a Mustang, and SHE’D gotten one!  She proceeded to hand me the keys to the ignition.  I still didn’t “get it”.  She had rented me that Mustang for 24 hours!  My husband and I ran the absolute hell out of it from sunup to sundown!


Me & my birthday present

Me & my birthday present


In what do you find the simplest of joys?  Little faces…

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Forgiven & Set Free: 1st Christmas ~

I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to “how far” I need to go in my post-abortion healing.  How long does one grieve?  How long before I’m healed?  Some people feel the need to “celebrate” yearly milestones, but I think for me, I’ve about reached the summit and am prepared to let it go and perhaps in the future “celebrate” and remember in my own personal way.

I have, however, recently purchased an ornament to put on our Christmas tree to commemorate the very first Christmas that I feel allowed to remember him.  It would’ve been this week or next that Kirk would’ve been born, had he been allowed to go to full term.  He would’ve been a Christmas baby.  It’s important to me to have “concrete” items with which to celebrate and remember, and I’m blessed to have been able to find what I consider the “perfect” ornament for our circumstance.

Back side of ornament

Back side of ornament

I found the ornament in an online search and sent for it.  It’s gold with autumn colored beads, and on the center piece on the front is a gold oak leaf embellished with red/orange tones.  On the back side it is engraved (4) lines:Kirk L Thomas, December 1974, Forgiven and, Set Free.

Front of Kirk's commemorative ornament

Front of Kirk’s commemorative ornament

 And with this, I think I’ve gotten the closure I needed to move on from this experience.I still have the red oak tree planted in our front yard this fall that will continue to grow and be strong.  Al put some Christmas garland around the bottom of it ~ kind of like on “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus puts his blanket around the bottom of that sad little Christmas tree that Charlie Brown got.  And with that, I think I can say “Everything is going to be all right” at last.  


To understand where I’m coming from with this, please read Forgiven & Set Free from the start.  


If you’d like to visit the website where I got this amazing ornament, go to KyleDesigns.com.  They offer all kinds of beautiful ornaments and other personalized/customized items.  Their customer service was exemplary… I got my order two days prior to when it was expected!


 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!