Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December's Cup of Comfort.

Several years ago a very dear friend gave me this special book called, A Cup of Comfort.

 This book is written for each day of December right through the first week of January sharing stories and prayers for the season.
I love to start the day with my cup of tea or coffee, reading the days story. Each one reflects an inspiring and thought provoking memory. Each day shares two stories and I enjoy to start the day with one and end with one.
The stories are beautiful about real life events that we can all relate to in our everyday lives. No matter how many times I read each story, I am still inspired by something new to think about. Each has a message to teach and a Bible verse to relate.

It finally turned cold here in the Lone Star State and freezing temps hit us with an over night freeze. The first of the season. Our weather anchor says it will warm back up again for the weekend.  But, before our change in weather, my dear guy picked one last bouquet for me. Pink, red and coral roses for Christmas. He came walking in with this bouquet and handed it to me with a smile. The best kind of gift!
They look so pretty next to a special card sent to me from my dear friend Diane, from 1 Card Creator. Diane designs the most beautiful cards using lots of details and elements to create something special. She was one of my giveaway winners and this card was a thank you card. Stop by and say hello, she would love to meet you and visit you in return. For now, I have it displayed with a frame, but after Christmas, I will place it in a keepsake frame for future display. Thank you so much Diane. I love this card.
Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I know everyone has a lot to do this season, but your visits are so appreciated and your friendship a blessing.
Wishing you a beautiful December day and many cups of comfort.
Love, Celestina Marie


NanaDiana said...

I love a few minutes of quiet reflection in the morning. It always starts my day with a feeling of good purpose.

That card is just beautiful that your friend made for you. True friends are such blessings, aren't they? xo Diana

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, I love your post tonight. I especially love your beautiful roses. We are cold, but no bad weather yet. I hope it will hold off for a while longer. I know we need the moisture, but I want it to stay above freezing. I always love seeing your pictures. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
Funny that you too got roses from your husband. Pieter sang to me the song: I Beg Your Pardon... I Never Promised You a Rose Garden from Lynn Anderson. How much we all enjoy them, especially if home grown.
Lovely post and it touches some great sentiments.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet gift...oh and a sweet hubby, too! I think I've seen that book before, it really does look delightful! Enjoy this special holiday season and the cooler weather! Sweet holiday hugs, Diane (another Diane heehee)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

First of all , who has the sweetest husband in the whole world!! I love the card your friend sent you, it is so pretty. I love inspirational stories, I just got an email from a friend that asked what i wanted. i don't know if that book is still available, but I bet it is on Amazon...Thank you!


Unknown said...

The book full of stories sounds like such a treasure and I hope you guys get alot of fluffy snow for Christmas! :D Beautiful picture!


1CardCreator said...

What a sweet husband you have Celeste, your roses are gorgeous, your post was truly comforting too. So nice to see serene reflections especially during such a hectic holiday time. I can always count on you my friend to ground me and remind me of what is really important. I am touched that you loved my card, a lot of love went into making it special for you. So sweet of you to post it along with a link, I am truly honored and totally blessed by your friendship sweet friend. Hugs, ~Diane

Tina said...

i like your frame it's so gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Oh, I could not start my day without my quiet time, hands wrapped around a hot cup of coffee and heart open to my favorite devotional. I love the stillness of the morning. This sounds like a perfect book for this, Celestina.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that gorgeous card from your friend, Diane. You have displayed it so beautifully.
I am still packing as our family moves for the first time in 23 years, but I have taken a couple of breaks to create. You, my friend, are the guest chosen to receive the "Light of the World" tags. Yay! ;)
When you have a chance, please stop by to email me your forwarding info. Just click on email at the bottom of the page.
Have a beautiful day.

Hayu Maselli said...

Hello Celestina,

Very nice book to read and reflect at this x'mast.
such a romantic you Dear Guy brought those beautiful roses ;)
the card is so pretty, i would like to visit Diane then.

stay warm and happy December
big hugs

Chenille Cottage said...

Blessings Celeste,
Each morning this week I have been greeted with the most thoughftul Christmas posts. Yours is so serene and quieting. This is such a busy time of year and it's so easy to miss the treasured meaning of the season.
Thank you for sharing.
Your friendship is a gift, my sweet friend!
Merry Christmas
Carolynn xxx

Dorthe said...

A beautiful way, of starting and ending your day, dear , a way of putting ones life in relief.
And so does the love ,following the beautiful roses from your husbond.
I love the gorgeous card you recieved from your friend, and will go visit her.
Hugs and a happy evening to you.

Red Rose Alley said...

This card is just beautiful, Celestina, and I think it's so special that you framed it. 'A Cup Of Comfort' sounds like a good book to read. I love stories like this that sends messages of hope. Ahhh, the roses from your husband...is there anything prettier than a bouquet of roses? It's always a delight to visit you, Celestina.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Hi dear Celeste!
Soooooooo beautiful those roses! What a sweet thing to do for you. Those roses are gorgeous! And the card too! That book!! I have it too! Isn't that a coïncidence?! A former friend gave it to me years and years ago and I love the short uplifting stories in it. I sometimes read the book when I feel depressed and it helps a lot. It also helps to believe and put your feet on the ground but on the other hand believe in miracles to come. What lovely that you mention this book!! ;-D
I hope all is well with you! Happy holiday dear!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..