Monday, December 17, 2012

The most precious gift

Hey Y'all, How are ya today?
Christmas is only 8 days away, and I not even close to ready this year.

I want to share with y'all the most precious gift I own.
In 2002 my dad found a relationship with God, he never knew he could have.
He found that relationship by spending time with Him, while building
5 houses.
One for each of us.
They are 100% hand made,
right down to the hand cut shingles on the roof.
Personalized to fit us with our favorite colors and other little touches.

Mine is Red. Always my favorite color.

The living room.(Can you see little me in the fireplace?)

The bedroom with a little me tucked into bed.
And little Duncan keeping watch.
All lit up, it looks very cozy doesn't it.
(Note the hand plastered walls and ceiling)

The Christmas tree all lit up.
Someone asked me once what I would take from home if I had to leave fast.
This house and my photos.
It is my most cherished possession.
This little Christmas house is filled to the brim with love.

Even matching curtains in the windows.
He made the doors from a photo he took of the doors at St.Paul's Cathedral in Downtown Norfolk, he sized the photos to fit the houses.
The view from outside the living room window.

There is so much more to this story, but it is so personal, I can't really put it into words. 
Well I could, but I think I will keep it just for me...maybe next year.
 My daddy made something so beautiful for us. He poured his heart and soul into wood, 
plaster and paint. 
He loves us so much and we adore him.
I can hardly type for crying right now , when I think of how much my dad loves us, it overwhelms me.
Thank you dad.
Merry Christmas
I Love You!

I love you too Christy.


  1. A wonderful and sweet tribute to your Dad.I enjoyed it very much and I love the Christmas house.It's fantastic! Denise

  2. Jenny,
    Iam touched and so blessed to know of the love and care you Daddy put into these for his family. You are indeed a blessed daughter. I'm a first time visitor. Thank you for your comment...I'd love to know how the orange pomanders turn out! Merry CHRISTmas, dearie!!

  3. It brought a tear to my eye Jenny! I can't believe how intricate and personal it is!! What a special gift! Both finding the lord, and making something so precious!

  4. So special, so sweet! You are a lucky lady:)


  5. So glad you shared this beautiful treasure, my friend...and I agree that the details are for you to tuck in your heart and share in other ways...such as spreading kindness wherever you may find a heart in need. May God's light continue to illuminate the way and show you those divine opportunities even in the midst of ordinary and mundane.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Jenny.

  6. Wow jenny! The house is most stunning!
    Every room is magical!What a treasure!
    Warm wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season to you & your family. Hugs,Tee

  7. What a sweet gift from your father!!! Always to treasure.
    Merry Christmas!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~