In the midst of the Great Preparation for Christmas one year, long ago, there was a young couple about to make a decision that would change the course of history, for them…and the generations to follow. First, there was Tim. He was quite sure he had found the ‘girl of all girls’ that he hoped … More Life is Lovelier With Lace…and a Christmas, “I Do, I Do!”
“I don’t remember The Rose.” This would be back in the Ludvigson Homeschool days. “We read about Martin Luther, the Reformation and the 95 Theses. But I do not recall The Rose.“ Probably because we did not have Google and Pinterest. And possibly because we are not Lutheran. “But Martin Luther’s Reformation goes beyond … More Life is Lovelier with Lace. . . And the Reformation Rose
“October and birthday parties used to be synonymous in earlier years!” This was the Ludvigson Lace Lady pondering what she would be planning this year in October. It wouldn’t be quite the same, for sure. “Change. Things never stay the same. I will certainly experience that this year!” In days gone by, the Ludvigson Lace … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And a Harvest Birthday!
The Ludvigson Lace Lady recently brought her lace crochet project over to Hummer’s home, so as to enjoy some coffee and a nice chat! This time the two are sipping coffee over, “Hummingly. . . Teardrop Trail.” Ludvigson Lace Lady: “And a bittersweet reality bringing a few more tears to the Trail of Tears…” Feel free … More Life is Lovelier With Lace…Bittersweet Coffee With Hummer!
“It smells sooo good!” The Ludvigson Lace Lady was not referring to a fresh baked apple pie, but the autumn leaves! “Yes! The leaves! Not only do they smell good, they feel good! They sound good! They certainly LOOK good!” She took a minute to count. There are five senses in the human … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And (Raked) Autumn Leaves!
And so, what can I say? To summarize a romantic candlelight dinner to celebrate 37 years in a few words? It makes me think our glittering eyes would look more like two deer in the headlights! … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And the Deer in the Headlights!
“A birthday!” She was excited! “When?” A big smile overtakes her face, “Ok! Let the planning begin!” This would be the Ludvigson Lace Lady. Yesterday. Today. Forever. She loves planning birthday celebrations! “Put together some whimdingers for my boys, growing up!” She recalls vividly. “And Tim’s surprise birthday party back when he was turning 30 was … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And Birthdays!
“Love is in the air!” She smiled and silently leaped with youthful joy. In her 60+ physical realm, the Ludvigson Lace Lady wisely limits leaping stunts to emergency exits out of burning buildings! But the leaping is nonetheless true – deep within!
“My son is soon to unite with his bride with great celebration!” Another leap implodes in the LLL’s heart.
And if that was not enough celebration, Tim and she are about to celebrate 37 years of marriage. “And it seems just like yesterday that we were planning our own wedding!”
She was reminded of the beautiful Marriage Prayer, narrated by Bill Pierce. “It was shared at my mom and dad’s 50th.”
And the Ludvigson Lace Lady still prays this prayer regularly for herself and Tim. “And for other dearly loved couples in my life!”
The valued memory of the ‘Marriage Prayer’ was shared sometime last year. “In my blog! Let’s share it again! And don’t forget to listen to the utube of Bill Pierce reading the prayer! What a voice!”
Christmas. Mid-December. Department stores are filled with frantic shoppers. Those who prefer waiting for the holiday spirit to provoke them to buy, or those who have no idea what to purchase – just need a gift. And finally, those who are waiting for their holiday paycheck to purchase those special gifts. Also, in mid-December, are … More Life is Lovelier With Lace…and Teetotaling Christmas Parties!
“I beat her this time!” she announced to her older sister upon entering their pink ruffly bedroom. (“Decor, not by me!” the young Ludvigson Lace Lady would adamantly point out. ) Her sister, Sheryl – 15 months older – was responsible. “We did everything together. Or we used to, anyway. Sheryl had gotten so…feminine.” The Ludvigson … More Life is Lovelier with Lace. . . And the Charm School Challenge