Saturday, November 28, 2009

~MEMORIES and MOMENTS to SAVOR~

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
TO SAVOR

When I was a bitty girl I remember well my mother telling me the story of The Three Trees. I don’t recall how old I was when she first shared with me the spirit-warming tale, or even if there was a picture book to go along with her softly spoken words. My heart tells me there wasn’t. I only know I listened carefully, quietly to all she had to say. Each and every time she told the story, and even though I knew the ending, I was always filled with a sense of awe by it’s meaning. Somehow I knew even then that God had a wonderful plan for my life.


As I decorated the Christmas Tree in my family room yesterday I couldn’t help reflect upon the words my Mother lovingly shared during my story telling time. Even after all these years it’s message rings loud and clear. All that I’ve dreamed of for my life can’t even come close to what God has planned for me. His hopes and dreams for my future have always been so much better, so much sweeter than mine.


If you aren’t familiar with “The Tale of Three Trees” I encourage you to find a copy (available Online and at Barnes & Noble) and read it aloud to those you love. It’s heartwarming, inspiring and full of amazing love and grace.


JUST ONE OF SEVERAL BOOKS


Blessings to you as you honor the MIRACLE of Christmas…Rebecca

20 comments:

glenda said...

Hello again, that is such a sweet little book...and full of meaning.
I sold those in the childrens department where I used to work...
Lots of demand for the big picture book and also the board book for little tots...
Thanks for sharing...
glenda @ Serendipity Cottage

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Rebecca....

I'll have to buy that for my grandson....If you're recommending it, it's got to be good. :-)

Oh my....I posted about your giveaway on my blog and I just want you to know you're getting RAVE reviews. I'm thrilled for you, but my chances to win are dwindling quickly.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Huggies and Lovies,
Spence

Ana said...

Hi Rebecca,
Me again. :-) Just wanted to let you know that I have read this book before....LOVE IT! I believe it was given to my daughter as a gift when she was very little. I remember the first time my hubby and I read it to her...keep in mind it was the first time we had ever read the story...neither of us could finish reading it. It touched us so much it brought us to tears. I defenitely recommend to everyone.

Tons of love,
♥Ana

betty said...

Grazie di cuore per queste immagini...riempiono il cuore d'amore...buona domenica. ciao ciao

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca, I think I saw that book last year at Barnes and Noble and didn't get it... this year I am getting it for sure... how beautiful to have your mama tell you the story, especially without a book... love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Good morning Rebecca. After reading your post hopped over to Barnes & Noble ordered the book. I can't wait to get it.

My granddaughters and I decorated the tree on Friday. I must say I was moving very slow, between all the cooking and ALL the FOOD on Thursday I was pooped. I had a house full but I would do it all over again in a minute!

Have a blessed week my friend.
Hugs and much love, Sue

Ginger said...

What a sweet memory. I was helping my Mom decorate her tree yesterday and we were talking about how you remember all the Christmas's when you were small with such fond memories. I will have to look the book up and read it. Check out my Christmas decorating on my blog. Your ornament you painted me is center front on my white tree and it is so beautiful.


Hugs
Ginger

Dolores said...

Oh Rebecca, what a sweet memory! I'm sorry to say that I'm not familiar with this book, but I plan on finding it to read to my grandchildren.
Your lovely post always brighten my day....thanks!
Dolores

becky said...

What a lovely memeory you have tucked inside you for always.I have never heard of the book but I will surely check that one out.Thanks so much for sharing this.


Have a lovely new week ahead,Becky

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Rebecca: I have never read that book. I think I will go look for it today. Sound like something my Granddaughter would love. Hope you had the best Thanksgiving ever. Lots of love, Martha

Marydon Ford said...

We are going to be reading this today as the wee ones gather here for our Thanksgiving celebration. The message is wonderful ...

Hope you had a lovely time decorating your tree & thinking of times before ...

Oh, Rebecca, your ornaments you made us are so beautiful on our tree. I'll post pics later. They just glow ... TYSM.

Hugs of love, TTFN ~Marydon

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Rebecca, No grandkids yet, but I think I'll buy it for myself, and the girls. It sounds like a precious book! Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday amidst all the fun of decorating.
hugs girl,
Debra

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I have not heard of this book. But, I will certainly look into it. I love the old time christmas stories this time of year leading up to Christmas day. What few memories I have of childhood Christmas past are precious. Hugs to you. Tammy

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Thank you Rebecca for letting me know about the story of Three Trees. I will be sure and look it up.

I also ended up laughing until my sides hurt at the antics of my pre-Thanksgiving day.

God's Blessings to you always my friend.

Lastly most heartfelt Blessings to you this day. I fully know how you felt about your dear Grandmother. I do not go by without remembering my Grandparents and they are now gone over 20 years. Some people are irreplacable in our lives, Maureen....

Barbara Jean said...

Rebecca,
That is beautiful.

Wish i could remember some memories to savor.
I'm sure there must be some in there somewhere.

blessings sweet girl

barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Becky--
What an insightful post. I had nealy forgotten about this story. I think it originated in "Christmas Ideals" around 1960 -- Not sure of the date. This has always been one of my favorite, all time stories. The book is a must for young and old alike.
Love you-- Mom

sissie said...

As I read your post about the special book read to you by your Mother, I couldn't help but think how my Mother would read to me until I fell asleep. Oh, how I cherish those days.
I will check on this book and probably buy it for myself.

cottagepinkperfection said...

I am going to order my copy for my grandchildren now. Thanks for sharing this with us!


Love,
Marie

Susan said...

My daughter is due in February with her first child, so this book would make a great little Christmas present...thanks. Susan

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hi my Sweet friend I have not heard of this book before so being a all time lover of books (cannot get to sleep at night unless I read) I am going to have to find this book..... you have got my curiousity going.....

Lyn xxx

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