Monday, November 2, 2020

What a Happy Halloween!

 


You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. ~Ecclesiastes 11:9a

How I loved Halloween as a child!  I's spend weeks dreaming up a costume to wear, always made from things we already had on hand.  And when the big night arrived, what a joy it was to go door-to-door in our neighborhood, raking in all sorts of goodies that my mother rarely bought for us.  I would make my stash last as long as possible!

So, naturally, I'm ecstatic that our granddaughters are able to trick-or-treat in their neighborhood this year, in spite of the virus.  Their mom and dad wear masks, but the only disguise this crew needs are smiles.




Aren't these fantastic costumes?  The littlest, Alexandra, longed to be a super hero for Halloween, so of course, she is Batgirl.  Savannah, always the drama queen, is aptly dressed as a princess.  How fitting!  And Virginia?  She doesn't originally want to be a witch, but when they go costume shopping, that's what she decides to be.  With such a gorgeous outfit and happy face, one could never imagine her as the proverbial wicked witch.  No!  Think, Glinda, the Good Witch of the South.

Their hearts are light and joyful as they traverse the neighborhood for two hours with their parents, bringing in, no doubt, even bigger hauls of sweet treats than I could have ever dreamed of as a child.  And knowing their generous spirits, I'm sure they will be more than happy to share the candy with mom and dad.

Maybe, next year, my husband, Danny, and I can travel to South Carolina, and be their Halloween escorts.  Just as I spent days as a kid conjuring up a costume, I can dream today that this will surely happen in 2021.

And the very thought of that gives great joy to my now much older soul.

Amen!

28 comments:

  1. Making such wonderful memories for the future, as they enjoy the present. Wishing you a great time and hoping that you join them for trick or treats next year.

    God bless you and your family always, Martha.

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    1. I'm so hoping we will be able to trick-or-treat with the girls next year, Victor. It would be a dream come true!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Oh, such lovely ladies! They all are precious in their costumes! Virginia is certainly growing tall and beautiful, and definitely must be 'the Good Witch Glenda"....The other two are still cute and rascally, but they are growing fast too. Yes, I will pray with you that next year will be much much different, for the better!!!

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    1. Thanks, Pamela, for your sweet comments about the girls! Yes, Virginia is growing like a weed and when I see her next, she will more than likely be as tall as I am. (5'3") I miss them all so much, but I treasure the photos my daughter sends me, and love featuring them here on my blog.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. They are so adorable and I'm so glad they were able to go trick or treating this year. I hope and pray you will be able to be right there with them next year!

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    1. I hope and pray for that, too, Martha! I know I'm prejudiced, but I think the girls are always adorable. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Yep, Halloween was my favorite as a child ... not because of dressing up, but THE CANDY!!!


    ;-}

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    1. Oh, yes, the candy! What a special treat that was, Linda, especially if you, like me, lived in a home where sweets were rare.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Beautiful! Love how Virginia's rocking that hat ... and with her hair over one eye, looking like a fashionista!

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    1. I agree, Myra! That costume seems like it was made just for her; she said so many people told her how beautiful she looked. You know that made her happy.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. I hope and pray, Martha Jane, that you can be with those sweet girls for Halloween!! They are adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Terri! That's what I'm hoping and praying for, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Hoping soon that you can meet with grandkids free of the worry of the virus. May the soon Promised vaccines hit the market and we all finally live without our masks...no insult to Halloween of course👍

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    1. Yes, Valerie, the only time we should have wear masks IS Halloween! This virus can't vacate soon enough. Three cheers for the coming vaccines!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. I see absolutely no bias in your thoughts about the costumes or the girls. I, too, remember dressing up during Halloween. Least you have pictures.

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    1. LOL, Bill, no bias? You know I am when it comes to these girls! And I'm very thankful to have these photos, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Memories with family are the best! So glad you were able to share some of it at least with them. God's blessings.

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    1. Yes, J. D., though we couldn't be there personally, it was great of my daughter to send me the photos. We did Face Time the next afternoon, so I heard even more about the fun they had on Halloween.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Awww! I'm so pleased the girls were able to trick-or-treat. Thanks for sharing the pictures. They look wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Beckie! I'm glad they could do this, too. They had a marvelous time!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. What a delightful post, Martha! Your granddaughters are so cute in their costumes.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! Yes, the girls were so cute in their costumes, and enjoyed every moment of trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. So glad they could enjoy this experience.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Just getting to this, Martha, but grateful for the welcome smile on an otherwise tens and exasperating morning. It's wonderful how God can use simple, ordinary events to inject therapeutic doses of grace. It was another reminder of how much joy our grandchildren have brought into our live, and continue to do so on a daily basis. God bless you for sharing yours with the rest of us.

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    1. Ron, I'm so glad this post brought a smile to your face today; Lord knows, we all need some cheering up! And grandchildren do bring us so much joy. I miss mine terribly, and praying we can all be together soon.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Aw, how sweet they all look! I hope, too, that you can go and be their escorts next year, God willing. At least that is something to look forward to and hope for in these depressing, trying times.

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    1. Amen, Cheryl! Hope is something each and every one of us needs in these troubling days. May we continue to trust in God!
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Your granddaughters are adorable in their Halloween costumes. I am so glad they got to Trick or Treat. My grandsons got to go too.

    I enjoyed your description of your Halloween when you were younger. I loved the holiday too, but I didn't save my candy. I usually ate most of it within a week! :)

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  15. They are so cute. Yes yes keep looking forward to next year and being able to be with those kids!

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