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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merriment Chain Day #17

This is a carousel that my MIL gave me a few years after my husband and I were married.
She always put hers out at Christmas and I always admired it.  Somehow she was able to find another one and gave it to me as a Christmas gift one year. 
It plays 10 or more Christmas songs, lights up and the animals go up and down. 

I use to put it on my fireplace mantel but since we have moved and I do not have a fireplace anymore, I keep it on a buffet I have in my living area.
I love listening to it especially when we sit down for dinner and the kids really enjoy it as well:)
* Don't forget, today is the last day to sign up for my giveaway! *
And a little something for myself:
Birthday Prayer
Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life.
Thank you for all the people who remember me today.

Thank you for all the experience of this past year;
for times of success which will always be happy memories,
for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you,
for times of joy when the sun was shining,
for times of sadness which drove me to you.

Forgive me
for the hours I wasted,
for the chances I failed to take,
for the opportunities I missed this past year.
Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit to myself,
happiness and pride to my loved ones,
and joy to you. Amen.
I can't believe how fast the year went by!
Have a great day:)


SweetPepperRose said...

Lori, Happy Birthday! yes, a year flies by so quickly! And that is an awesome prayer - I must remember it. I just love your carousal - what a lovely gift from you MIL.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet Lori! I hope you are having a fabulous day! Sending you some birthday hugs, Diane

Cindi said...

Hi sweetie! Happy birthday! I love that birthday prayer. The carousal is so pretty and that is neat that it plays different songs. We have a carousal, full-sized in our town that is made up of all hand carved animals. I just love carousals! Have a very very happy day, you deserve the best.
Be blessed,

frontporchprims said...

Happy Birthday Lori!!!!! I hope you are doing something fun tonight. I bet your kids will make it special:) That carousel is really a speciall gift. What a treasure to have in the family. -Steph-

The Mary Bell said...

happy birthday to you!!!

and, way cool carousel, by the by