Merry Christmas 2016 (15 IMAGES With Movie)

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Merry Christmas, one and all!!! Oh what a splendorous time of the year!  Love is just running over in my Heart and I pray it is yours too.  For without Love the meaning of Christmas is gone, no Joy, no laughter, without the Magic of Giving from a Glow that this Season brings.

May all of you have a wonderful wonderful day, surrounded by family and friends.  This Christmas for me personally has been one of the very best ones I have had in a very very long time.  The Love that has shone my way has been astounding.

Let me share with you just some of the Miracles that have occurred in my Life.

My Mother is celebrating her second Christmas after she almost died last year.  There is a huge, and I’m talking huge box of gifts from her that is waiting for me to unwrap come Christmas Day.  God Bless you, Mom!! I know how long it took you to do that and I am touched so deeply by what you have done for me this year!  I Love you!

*wiping eyes* …

Some of the rifts between hubby and I have been healed.  This is a very LONG story but suffice it to say, our Journey has been a very complicated one.  On the 24th of this month we are celebrating our 33rd Wedding Anniversary and as of this writing, went out to an upscale restaurant to celebrate our Special Day.  I Love you, Hubby!

*wiping eyes* …

I have received the most incredible cards and gifts this year from family and friends, something that I was not expecting. When one Special Gift arrived from my Special Sister, I burst into tears. I Love you, Sis! Then!  Late afternoon yesterday another package arrived from my Sis and again the tears flowed.  I was completely overwhelmed!  God Bless you for making my Christmas so darn happy! And not only that, there are two more gifts from my Special Sis, one for me and one for my hubby that came in the mail a few days ago!  Oh my goodness! The Abundance runneth over!

*wiping eyes* …

A very special and dear friend survived after an extremely close call and this year he is celebrating Christmas with his family.  I am so grateful he was not called Home, at least not yet.  His recovery process has been amazing and I’m thrilled to watch this man fight his way back to health.  I am also very honored to have a place in this man’s life as well as some of his family.  I Love you, my Friend!

*wiping eyes* …

And last but far from least, the young woman who does my hair who recently made me into a strawberry blonde, has asked me to be her “Nana”.  She and her family have opened their arms to me and welcomed me as family.  I’m tearing up as I write these words.  I have not had that in so long, my family not living here locally.  Just know I’m am so touched!  I Love you, M!!

*excuse me while I blow my nose* …

Yep, I have been leaking at the eyes all over the place this Christmas Season because of all the Love I have now in my Life. The outpouring of Love this year has been totally the MOST bestest Gift I could have ever asked for!

Speaking of family … I am seeing family (both mine and In-Laws) learning how to really Love and appreciate one another.  This is a huge hurtle and to actually witness this has my head bowed in Great Gratitude that at long last, family are learning to unkink the kinks so their Hearts can Love.  For the first time in a LONG time, I am seeing a reaching out, a true reaching out in naught but Love.  Oh for the JOY!!

Merry Christmas, dear friends!! The photos in the movie and the Header picture were all taken in a suburb with hubby’s help.  He drove while I went from house to house on my quest to find Lights for all of you to enjoy!   I almost did not do them because from all the “giving of self” I have done this year, I had been so tired.  After getting enough rest I managed to get for you the Christmas Lights of 2016.  Please do enjoy the movie! My dear dear friend spent hours today to do this movie for me!!  God Bless you, Rita!

*wipes eyes*

Love and (((HUGS))),
Amy
❤ ❤ ❤

Photography/ “Merry Christmas 2016” December 2016©AmyRose
http://www.herladypinrose.wordpress.com

109 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2016 (15 IMAGES With Movie)

      1. Merry Christmas to you, Catherine!! You are so welcome regarding what I do here at Petals. It brings me great Joy to be able to share with you my Passion, my Heart Beat. Much Love, Amy ❤

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  1. Dear Amy!

    You found some wonderful “light displays” and your photos of them are phenominal. Putting them into a video slide show provides a very enjoyable Holiday Tour; pleases me no end to play it again and again.

    Loads of love, Mom

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  2. Amy, you gave us the heart and soul of Christmas!! Hope you have had a fantastic December and all the ones you love are well and happy. That special husband who may sometimes think a little differently (well he’s a man. . . 😀 ) give him hugs and you don’t need mistletoe! xoxoxo

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    1. Merry Christmas, Susan!!! I am humbled and in great Joy knowing I assisted you through one of the toughest years of your life. God bless you, Dear One. You so truly deserve the riches of Heaven!! Much Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Thank you, Rita!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family, dearest friend! Were you able to view the slideshow with all of my 15 pictures? I’m a bit peeved at WP right now because in the notifications you are no longer taken directly to the blog when you hit the link, but instead are taken to a generic white page NOT my blog. That is just so not fair. I really hope you saw my Lights. I was not able to view them because I do not have java script on my iPad or phone. And when I discovered this, I cried. I worked so hard on this Christmas post for everyone. Love you! Amy ❤

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      1. Thank you! I’m pretty sure when on PC the link to a blog will take you to the blog itself. Not true from phone of iPad. WP changes just get so old at times … One of the reasons why I am contemplating walking away from blogging. No joke. ❤

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      2. You KNOW I understand that completely. It’s why I spent so much of my last 18 months trying to find something better than this for hanging with my friends. I don’t give a HOOT about blogging. It’s the communion with you and my friends that brings me to this box.

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      3. I made the slideshow directly through WP, the only way I could do it. I can see it from my PC. Because I do not have JavaScript on phone or iPad (conflict of security issues for me) I am not able to view nor am I able to directly to my blog anymore. I am so relieved you saw the slideshow, Rita. The lights that I found this year plus the performance of my lens blew me away. Merry Christmas, Luv!!! ❤

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    1. Happy Anniversary!! We did last night, not able to get reservations today. Hubby and I are baking Christmas cookies and watching Christmas movies today with our “kids”. Much Love, ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Beautiful photos, Amy. Not that I want to see you cry, but I hope 2017 brings you many miracles and wonderful moments with friends and family. I hope you are given hundreds of opportunities to capture nature in her glory and I hope you stay on your feet, dry and always within an easy walk to your car.

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    1. Thank you, Dan!! It really has been a miraculous year especially lately. I’ve poured myself into mending myself and family relationships, and for years did not see many results. Now this year, the first year I did not do Christmas cards, they arrived from sources that had my jaw dropping in amazement. And then the gifts began to arrive so totally unexpected and not the norm that again tears flowed and my jaw dropped. I’m seeing healing, dear friend, and to actually witness family reaching out in Love to one another brings no greater JOY to me. And yes it was so nice with hubby with me on this hunt for Lights this year …. I did all the mule packing but for him to come with the PU and follow me was a treat. Bless you for all your well wishes. They mean the world to me!!! I will be on over to your blog when I can. Today is my Wedding Anniversary and hubby and I are making cookies and watching Christmas movies. The outpouring of Love this year has me stunned and sooooooooooo grateful! I am SO Blessed! With Much Love, Amy ❤

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  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Amy and Bill!. What a beautiful post and sounds like you need more kleenex but so glad that it’s tears of Joy. What a incredible year with the outreach and the miracles that have happened. Happy Anniversary <3. Huge Hugs ❤

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    1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Craig, Kathy!!! Since I can no longer see your response from this “new” notifications I am being forced to use, I hope I’ve remembered all you said! Oh yes the Kleenex have been plentiful lately. SO much Love has poured forth! May you and yours know only Love and Laughter and Hugs and Kisses this Christmas Season. Much Love to you, dearest friend! ❤

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      1. I see your response. When I write the box where I type covers up your response. The notifications I was using on iPad is not functioning so I am using another notification which I am not too fond of. *sigh* WP! Need I say more?

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  5. Tears in my eyes too, Amy! But most of all from what I feel about your feelings for all those things you experienced. I am so happy for all the blessings you received and I am sure that this is only the beginning! Have a wonderful holiday weekend and a happy anniversary. Feel strongly hugged! 💖

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    1. Thank you, Erika! I am having a wonderful weekend as I hope you are too. This Christmas just so much Love poured forth that it just blew me away. Merry Christmas, dear friend!! So Much Love to you and to your Loved Ones! ❤

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  6. And thank you for sharing the beauty in your life also Amy, in words, behind the camera, but most especially from the heart kind lady. They have been a blessing to witness all year, may they flow ever onward 😀
    Big hugs my friend, especially in hearing of the love that is opening like a flower through your life from family and friends. It is good to hear the healing of hearts 😀
    Much love, blessings and hugs for your Christmas and New Year, I’m looking forward to sharing your journey into the lens of the New Year. Namaste xox

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    1. Ooops, I was so concentrating on the reply that I forgot….GREAT PIC’S…as always 😀
      Especially since they are night shots. Your community has a lovely range of nativity scenery, and it is a great thing to share. My children (ahem, and us adults), did enjoy the driving around to adore them all leading up to Christmas 😀
      Have a great time Amy, and again, thank you for sharing your gift, it has been a beautiful pleasure 😀

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      1. You are truly welcome. If you have time to come back to view this post one more time, a dear friend by the name of Rita worked for hours to make my slideshow into a movie with music. It is outstanding and worth to view. Many Blessings now and each day that awaits you. Much Love, Mark, ❤

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    2. Oh dearest kind Mark, what would I do without your precious Presence in my Life? Thank you for your glorious words and Bless you for the incredible Wisdom you have passed onto me. Yes healing is happening in this family, on both sides, healing which I thought I honestly would not see. Higher Powers do truly work in mysterious ways at times. So Much Love poured forth this Christmas in ways that just left me stunned. Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear friend. Thank you for supporting me and what I am so passionate about. I so look forward to what the new coming year has in store for both of us!
      Namaste, Amy ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Thank you kind lady. This year has been a blessing in so many ways…with more to come 😀
        Have a great time, enjoy the beauty in the opening of hearts, it is a magic like no other ❤
        And I look forward to your magic in the new year. Namaste ❤ 😀

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      2. Bless you, dear friend. Rita put the offer forward to do these presentations more often and I said yes. Lets see where this leads ………. hmmmmm ….. down the yellow brick road …… ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Maverick. The slideshow is now a video set to music that a dear friend did for me if you have time to see it. Hope your Holidays have truly been wonderful!!! ❤

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  7. Thank you, dear AmyRose. A wonderful special: heartful words and fascinating photos.
    I hope, you have some relaxing days to forget cruel reality and to enjoy the little really worthful moments of your life. For 2017 I wish you many happy moments, health and peace,
    Happy Holidays
    Ulli 🎄

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    1. Aw, Ulli, thank you from the bottom of my Heart for your lovely sentiments. Bless you! I hope your Christmas has truly been wonderful!! Stay happy and don’t focus on the cruelty. Much Love to you and your Loved Ones! ❤

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  8. That was an astoundingly beautiful and touching post. Don’t you love when your heart is full and your cup runneth over and you end up seeking tissues for tears of gratitude? I love that. I loved reading about yours. The generosity of spirit in your list is profound. May good things keep coming to you, Amy. ❤

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    1. Aw, Joey, thank you for taking the time to read my Christmas post. I’ve been SO Blessed this year and still the heavens are smiling. Bless you for the feedback on something that came together miraculously after Rita offered to put my images into movie format versus the slideshow that I had at first. Just so much LOVE all around!!! May you Be Blessed for Blessing me!!! Hope your Christmas was as good if not better then mine! ❤

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  9. Happy anniversary (a bit late) and hope you had a great Christmas and if I don´t respond to your reply is because of the damn computer and wordpress that I think I can only see the comments that they post in my blog.

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    1. Charlie, I’m having all kinds of trouble with WP too and the notifications. I HOPE you get this one so you don’t feel alone. I sent feedback to WP and it wasn’t nice. I’m just so fed up with what they do. We as bloggers need consistency, not all these changes all the time, and features that don’t work either. Good luck! I’m to the point I’m questioning if I am going to continue blogging. WP makes the experience seriously miserable at times. I hope you had a truly wonderful Christmas this year, dear friend!!! Much Love, Amy ❤

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  10. A movie with the academy awards dressed photo of the artist/producer’s!!!
    So I wish you best thoughts on the holiday. And know your 2017 year will be amazing!!!!
    Whatever you wish, your heart’s desire, will come true!!!
    Best time yet!!!
    🙂

    1. Aw, Michael, you are making me blush. You’ve seen the new pic I’ve put on of me. I actually do clean up nicely don’t I? Hehehehehe I was on my way to dinner with hubby for our wedding anniversary. I just felt as if I glowed that evening. And Bless you about what you said about 2017. You have really no idea how discouraged I have been and quiet (who me?). I know there is more yet I don’t know what. That and I’m having such a hassle with WP right now between notifications and the reader that I am just about ready to walk. You really don’t know how your words lifted me up so high. THANK YOU!!! Much Love from me! ❤

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  11. ❤ ❤ ❤
    I'm happy you found solace in those words.
    I am finding myself sparking higher vibrations in my sharings these days.
    I just went through a medical procedure last week, but I find it not separating or lonely.And trying to not give it a second thought!!!
    The whole reason we came to this Joyful planet was to experince Joy all the time. Why we just don't do that is beyond me. If we got so close to higher dimensions we would know it all, all the time. What's the fun in knowing what is going to happen all the time. We need a little mystery in our live, don't you think!!!!
    🙂 🙂

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    1. I LOVE mystery, Michael! There are so many times I feel “Angels” when I am in the woods. I look at a flower and something flutters inside of me. I was frustrated when last we spoke but I pushed it away and chose again Lightness and Joy. The Mystery of looking deeply into a horse’s eye, cats’ eyes, a child’s eyes. Adults usually shield their eyes so the attempt to see “soul” is cheated. When we stay in Joy we know Heaven. I will keep you in my Heart and prayers, dear friend. BE well. THINK well. Rise above the mundane and so it is! I cannot tell you how many times I “thought” myself from out of getting ill. Feeling it, but not giving in to it. And thanking God for my Health. So Much Love to you, Dear One, whose Light is incredibly Bright. Thank you for sharing your vibes to help me shake the blues. ❤ ❤ ❤

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