Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dreams Do Come True

I tried posting these pictures shortly after Christmas, really. I did. Twice. Only I have a super special computer that likes to do really special things like freeze up and not upload pictures. Special. So, sorry to be posting these pictures in February, I know, Christmas is way over.

I wanted to post these pictures because I think this was the most beautiful Christmas tree we ever had. Don't you think it's pretty?

Not only that, but there were two things that were especially exciting to me this past holiday. One was this mirror. How exciting is a mirror? Not very, I know. BUT, Steve and I bought this mirror at a garage sale about 4 years ago in hopes that we would have the right kind of house to put it in someday. It's an old mirror, antique and vintage looking, and it would only look really good in the right kind of house. We bought the mirror and said to each other, "Hopefully we will have the right kind of house to put this in someday." And now we do. We finally hung it up and it fits here perfectly. 

The second really exciting thing is that I have always dreamed of having a fireplace in my house. Ever since I was a little girl I thought it would just be the most wonderful thing to have a nice cozy fireplace for cold winter nights, of course with snow falling softly outside. And stockings. Stockings are meant to be hung by the chimney with care and where do you hang stockings without a chimney?! Lots of places, I'm sure, but this year I got to hang stockings by my chimney with care and it was magical.
So, that's all. I just wanted to acknowledge that sometimes dreams really do come true, even the little ones that don't matter. Little things like stockings by the fireplace and the perfect place to hang the right mirror are not necessary to survive in this world, but they were my dreams all the same. I am so thankful for these small unnecessary blessings in my life. It could just be coincidental, but it sure feels like Someone noticed my dreams, that Someone cared. I think Someone did. Not because I deserve it, but just because I am Loved.  

Continually thankful.