Friday, December 22, 2017

A Christmas Thought

With Christmas in the wings...only a few short days away...and a new year right behind it...I always start my end of the year inventory. I go through the litany of things I wanted to accomplish and was able to, projects started and abandoned, efforts to better the lives of my family and friends. Just how did I fill those three hundred and sixty five precious days?

When I sit and we all do...I sometimes feel woefully lacking in accomplishments. But then I remember. I remember when I was young my father built me a playhouse in our backyard. That little house was the jewel of the neighborhood. It was my space...all mine...rain or shine...summer, winter, spring and fall. I decorated, cleaned glass windows and swept wooden floors, welcomed my friends inside. My friends and I played school under it's shingled roof.

These days when I sit thinking, it often occurs to me that my life has come full circle. I'm once again in my little house...decorating, cleaning windows and floors, and welcoming friends. I've had my teaching career, as well. My childhood dream has followed me all these years. And, as I sit and gaze out these very windows, I feel blessed...and content.  

Of course, I've added a couple of occupants to this little house. My hard working...long running...husband. And our beautiful Annie, who makes us smile every day. My accomplishments...I've kept them fed and in clean clothes these many years and...hopefully...happy... happy in our little house.

 I hope in the coming days you all will be spending time with those you love and hold dear...making memories and enjoying the day. 

Merry Christmas from our house to yours! 

Enjoy the day!

The Family Mugwump


  1. Dear Robyn,
    What a beautiful and perfect post!!! Yes, this is the perfect time to reflect and focus on the things most important to us; our homes and the people we share them with, as well as those we call FRIENDS!!! Thank you for being one of mine!!!
    Have a Blessed Christmas, Robyn!!
    Christmas Hugs to you and Annie~
    Julie 🎄

  2. A lovely post to make us think of what our year was like.
    Merry christmas to your little house from ours.

  3. Sending you warmest wishes for a happy Family Mugwump Christmas! ...jan

  4. A very inspiring post to make us reflect on how we have spend those precious gifts of all the new days we have been given.
    Wishing you and your lovely family all the joy, love and peace this blessed season. Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. You are truly blessed, as is your family. Merry Christmas to you all.

  6. I love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. You've covered all the most important things in life..A Love of Family & Friends. Everything else is Frosting. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  8. Beautiful post.
    Have the merriest Christmas ever!

  9. Merry merry Christmas to the family Mugwump! Such a sweet post!

  10. Lovely, thoughtful post, Robyn.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family !

  11. Your beautiful Annie is so tall! Of course I think that might be a 10' tree? I don't know why I imagine her as still little. Of course I'm even shocked that my baby is turning 32. It all goes so fast- it's healthy that you stop and reflect. I need more of that <3