Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Abbie Marie Burris

Yes, I am still alive.
I've been busy Christmas shopping, eating my weight in my Momma's buckeye's (why lie about it), and oh yea this...
Meet Abbie Marie Burris.
Our three years new, 8 lb, Maltipoo.
We got her last night.
To say I am tired is an understatement.
She was with her previous owner for the first three years of her life.
I know she is shell shocked.
I think for being in a new home pooping in the house once is completely acceptable.
She was up and down a lot during the night so needless to say I didn't get much sleep.
In a nutshell I basically HATE this time of year.

I am in another rut.
I know how far I have come and I keep telling myself if I can just make it through Christmas maintaining I am good.
I don't know why I feel so depressed with that though?
It doesn't help either that the death of my Papaw is still so new and the Holidays bring a pain I couldn't have ever prepared myself for.
Just pray for me that I can get through these next couple of weeks without packing on the 10 pounds I promised myself I wouldn't!

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below 
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow 
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear 
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. 
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear 
But the sounds of music can't compare 
with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring, 
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing. 
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart 
But I am not so far away, we really aren't apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear. 
And be glad I'm spending Christmas 
with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above. 
I sent you each a memory of my undying love. 
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold 
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told. 
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do 
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you 
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear 
Remember, I am spending Christmas 
with Jesus Christ this year 

And just some random pics from my weekend since I am trying to get caught up!


  1. That dog is super cute and please send me a buckeye recipe!

  2. Love that poem. My grandpa died last night so I will be going through the same thing:(

  3. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year, too. On one hand, it's freaking Christmas... what's better than that?! Then on the other, it's Christmas... what's worse?! Bahaha! Hope that makes sense. Glad to see yer still alive :).

  4. New furbaby is just too cute! I love Christmas but honestly, I can't wait until it is over. I'm ready to get back to normal.

  5. Hang in there lady! You've still got it under control. I feel in a funk too a bit...the temptation to slip back into old habits is definitely there. Hugs to you, I'm sure this Christmas will be hard for you no matter what.