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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The gate's open for Christmas company

Waiting for company, watercolor card
Christmastime...more than any other time of anticipation of families and loved ones gathering, or yearning for gathering, or missing gathering...especially as the years go by and families spread out. Such memories of not being able to wait until children come home, or parents or loved ones arrive. Your heart jumps, or breaks, or cries, and sometimes all at the same time.

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