Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nativity Angel Heart


She has hung over the nativity since before I was born.
Proclaiming a heartful JOY!

Mom puts the nativity up shortly after Thanksgiving.
It has become a tradition to leave it up
Until the first flower of spring
Blooms.

Sometimes I find a single violet in January.
I bring it to her in a tiny vase, to grace her office table.

To remind us that spring does indeed follow winter.
That JOY is proclaimed year-round!

It's good for the heart.
And the soul.

8 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

Beautiful and...Amen.

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Lois said...

It's beautiful Clytie!

slommler said...

Beautiful and joy is all year round!! I love when the flowers first show their colorful blossoms. So fabulous!
Hugs
SueAnn

A Dancing Mango said...

So beautiful.. I can't wait to see some flowers now.. hugs, Darlene xo

~Cheryl said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful tradition! Have a joyous weekend, Clytie!

Beth Niquette said...

I remember that angel--she is lovely, isn't she? I'm so glad she will be there until Springtime's violet blooms.

((hugs)) Makes me feel homesick for home.

Nina P. said...

Amen. Joy is what makes life worth living. Love is the glue and hearts are the combination of all. What beautiful words from a beautiful soul. Blessings to you and yours, Always Love and Light, Nina P