Monday, December 24, 2012

My Mothers Stocking

Hung up every year
My Mothers stocking holds love notes 
We left there from child hood
Each year we add more
Now multigenerations
Have left messages
She's been gone for years
Yet her stocking and the beautiful tradition
 still holds our family together.
Warm wishes to all
 this season and always


  1. What a beautiful living link of the past to the present. Such a beautiful tradition. Merry Christmas,Gemma.

  2. Lovely memory Gemma. Merry Christmas to you and yours. xoxo

  3. beautiful and sacred. into the stocking.. I would like to place this message: to each person touched by this glorious christmas stocking.. I wish peace of soul xo

  4. What a truly beautiful tradition!!!
    Merry Christmas my wonderful friend... Much love!!!!!

  5. dear all,
    i started early friday with such a bright hope for the day. so many haiku to visit, so many bright promises to fulfill. my day turned quickly on its heels into what became a living hell. for the last three weeks i have been battling extreme health concerns, i share this only to explain why i have been so hard pressed in visiting and leaving comments. yesterday took me to the very edge and this morning although i made it through an adverse med reaction with horrible vertigo, i am weak and undone. i do not like to write about my health issues, something i combat everyday to stay upright and among the living. but i see more and more of our haiku family dwindling away and i am sure many may have mistaken why, and taken it personally that i have failed to visit. this morning i am going to stay up long enough to be sure you all know that you have brought me comfort in my darkest hours without even knowing. for your kindness and patience i thank you with all my heart.