Tuesday, February 8, 2011

39/365 A Stockingful

f2.2, ss1/80, ISO3200, 50mm

Joy of Love 08: Gift from the heart
I am enjoying the *Joy of Love* photo prompts not just because they are fun, but also because they require me to really think about those I love. I am so thankful for ALL the *gifts from the heart* that I have received: children, oodles of love, compassion, forgiveness, respect, and surprises!
This past Christmas James (20) filled my stocking! He told me that he felt bad that he, Alex, and Dad always had full stockings and Mom did not. I had no idea what was in my stocking that day and I was full of glee as I pulled each gift from my stocking. There was a rooster coffee scoop, a gift set of flavored lip balm, a small glistening cross, and more. I was so touched that James picked out each gift with me in mind. This was truly a *gift from the heart*!
I took this picture today, so that meant that I had to find the box of decorations that contained the stockings! :o) Mine is that snowman with the pink hat, also a gift from James (a mouse ate through my childhood stocking a few years back)!


  1. That is definitely a gift from the heart. So incredibly sweet!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to seeing more of your photos from the class. It's so much fun. :)

  2. So incredibly sweet! You pulling out the box of stockings is dedication. Way to go!

  3. Wow! There is nothing better than a stocking full of gifts that you didn't put in there! :)

  4. What wonderful empathy. Go James!


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