Sunday, December 2, 2012

~Blessed Art Thou ~

Ah, Christmas
when Mary  is released from boxes in the attic
dusted off
and given pride of place in manger scenes
in homes all around the world

But I love her All Year Long

On my library book shelf

Sitting on the secretary bookshelf is this petite marble statue,  a special gift from BFF. 

a treasured little icon carried back from Rome

Up close. Loving the colors.

a large framed picture , the paper looks very old

Up close. I love the soft, muted, faded colors. 

a trusting soul
a gentle woman
a loving mother
an example for all women for all time
yes, indeed
'Blessed Art Thou Amongst Women'

She was
Just a mother
who soothed a fevered brow
who kissed a skinned knee
whose heart must have broken 
And for all of that
and so much more
I simply say........



  1. Dear Terri, this is a truly lovely and thoughtful post to begin this beautiful season. I am moved by the beautiful images and words, especially the last photo, exquisite! Thank you, N.xo

  2. Thank you Nella. I'm glad you liked it.
    xo Terri

  3. Hi Terri,

    She is beautiful.. the reason for the season :)


    1. Thanks Leslie,
      I like to remember to say thank you to her...Mother to Mother. :)

  4. Dear Terri,
    This a beautiful and heartfelt post and your art pieces are lovely reminders of the important role Mary played as well as how important our role is as mothers to our children. One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)" by Amy Grant on her "Home for Christmas" CD. If you haven't heard it, take a moves me to tears every time.

    I can only imagine what a great mother you are as you are such a loyal friend...only having met on our blogs...I feel your strength and encouragement and so appreciate your kindness. So I thank you for your friendship Terri and I pray that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season.



    1. Thank you Jermaine, for your sweet words. I have truly been blessed to meet such wonderful people through this world of blogs, and I count you as one of the BEST!! To be invited into people's homes as they share a little bit of their lives on these blogs is a special treat indeed. Friendship of any kind is always a gift.

  5. Beautiful, Terri. I love your icon of Mary from Rome. How big is that? Hard to tell from the photos. I used to have a couple of antique Russian icons. And the carved marble is exquisite....very fine. Thank you for sharing!
    Happy December!

    1. It's probably about 10 inches high, it hangs on a narrow wall in my little library. I found her at the Vatican Museum and she asked to come home with me. :)
      Thanks, Loi

    2. She is beautiful. I sold my Russian icons, and wish I hadn't.

  6. Some of those look really familiar! :-) What an apropos message this time of year. Love this post. Love Mary!

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  8. What a beautiful tribute to Mary. I really like the petite marble statue, it reminds me of my home church.


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