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Speechless Sunday - Christmas Reflections!!

Christmas reflections

Our daughter is the photographer you see in the ornament.This was at my sister's house in Colorado two years ago. At the time we had thought our son was going to be deployed to Iraq so decided to go to Colorado. As it turned out he was not deployed until February so he ended up in Colorado that Christmas with us. My parents opted not to come in that year as they didn't want to battle the cold.

This year our son is now out of the Army and everyone is coming here for Christmas. Our daughter flew in from New York City yesterday morning.  She had a 5:45 AM flight and we are so glad that we decided on that time as LaGuardia closed 2 hours later for the snow storm.  My parents fly in on Tuesday and my sister is coming in Christmas Day. This will be the first time we have all been together for a Christmas since our son joined the army back in 2004. We are looking forward to making new Christmas reflections.

I would be remiss if I didn't talk about the most important Christmas reflection of all. That is our savior Jesus Christ, God but also Man, who came back over 2000 years ago to seek and save the lost.  He is the reason for the season.

Copyright © 2009 Marchel Peterson, All Rights Reserved. *Speechless Sunday - Christmas Reflections!!*  Picture taken by Tarina Peterson all rights reserved

Comment balloon 45 commentsMarchel Peterson • December 20 2009 04:24PM


Hi Marchel. I am so glad everyone in your family is coming together. Make good memories, take lots of photos and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel - Wonderful picture, it almost makes you want to reach out and touch it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Thank your son for his service and have a great Christmas.  Thanks for the reflection.

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel,

Absolutely beautiful. Sure sounds like you're going to have a wonderful Christmas.

My best to you and yours, Merry Christmas!

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 9 years ago

It is all about the holidays I do look forward to having everyone together and celebrating .

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 9 years ago

Great picture, family is good to these days, have happy hollidays and hope to see you soon with more information.


Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 9 years ago

Marchel that is a beautiful picture.

Your daughter really lucked out getting out of New York when she  did, because we got really hit with snow here on the East Coast.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 9 years ago

Marchel -- how beautiful, and the story even more meaningful. I am glad you will all be able to be there together!

Posted by Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate (Cummings & Co. Realtors) over 9 years ago

Marchel--What a wonderful photo and so many things to thankfully reflect on...Here's wishing a very merry Christmas to you and your family!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 9 years ago

GARY, I've been busy getting the house in order for everyone to get here.  I'm so excited.  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas also.

NICHOLAS, Our daughter has a gift when it comes to taking photos.  Merry Christmas to you also.

DAN, I will pass your thanks on to our son.  After two tours of Iraq we are thrilled to have him home and out of the Army.  He has adjusted well to being a college student.

LYNDA, I'm thrilled that we are all going to be together.  That's what it is all about.

TERRY and BONNY, I love the holiday time and I'm thrilled to have my family all together.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

RAY, I'm so thrilled that our daughter got in considering the snow that happened on the east coast.  Now I hope you guys stay clear on Christmas day so my sister can get in from Colorado. I'm not worried about the weather for my parents between here and Arizona.

GEORGE, We feel very blessed that she got out before the storm; it was a God thing. We actually discussed that later flight and had she decided to take it she would probably still be there right now.

MARNEY, Thanks!  We are excited to all be together this holiday season.

TERI, We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season.  Our son making it safe and sound through two tours of Iraq is way up there.  Merry Christmas!



Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel!  I am truly happy for you for the WHOLE family being together this Christmas.  The way you beautifully reflected the past using the image on the bulb was brilliant.  I remember this time last year.... God is faithful isn't He?  I am celebrating with you.  Blessings to your family!

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 9 years ago

Marchel, wonderful you are all going to be together. I know how that feels when one family member is missing.

Have a blessed  Christmas, JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON.


Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 9 years ago

I hope you guys have a GREAT Christmas together, Marchel..... I know you all will be so thankful to be together again!!


Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) over 9 years ago

DIANE, My parents get here tomorrow and I can't wait.  I am so blessed to still have them.  My Dad is 92 and my Mother is 84 and they are still going strong.  Last summer they drove here from Colorado and surprised us.

MISSY, I know that you know!  Are you going to be with your Navy son this Christmas?  What about your daughter on the west coast?

ALEX, We are feeling very blessed this Christmas!! 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Beautiful photo Marchel and I am so happy that your whole family can be together now for Christmas and for your new reflections.   You are such a warm spirit.  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Posted by Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant (Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision) over 9 years ago


I like the way you did that and the color red gives off such a warm glow. Merry Christmas. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 9 years ago

Marchel, I am so happy that you will all be together this year in Spring Texas!  Enjoy every minute!  Merry Christmas to you and your family this year Marchel!  I think Spring Texas will be warmer than Colorado. Best wishes to you.

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 9 years ago

REBECCA, Thank you!  I just had Lasik surgery so needed to update my picture.  I have wore glasses since I was 8 so it is very cool.  Merry Christmas to you and your family also.

STEVE, That would be our daughter behind the camera.  I love outside shots but I need to take a class on shooting inside. 

MARY, I always track my sisters weather in Elizabeth and ever once in a while we have the same temperature as Colorado but for the most part we are much warmer.  My parents got in this afternoon and my sister flies in from Colorado on Christmas day.  I hope this next system goes through fast and doesn't mess the flights up.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

I enjoyed reading this uplifting and wonderful post, Marchel.  I especially liked your comments about Christmas being about the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Posted by Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN) over 9 years ago

Marchel, I'm so glad your family will celebrate the holidays together.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the BEST of New Years!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Marchel nice job putting your thoughts (reflections) together on this. I hope you and your family have a great holiday!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Loved your Christmas message, Marchel!  Afterall that should be the focus of Christmas.  Merry Christmas!!!

May God bless you and your entire family this Christmas celebration.

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 9 years ago

Marchel, I hope you enjoy a very special Christmas with your family this year.  God Bless!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 9 years ago

Your daughter takes the most beautiful pictures!  Have a great time with your family this Christmas.

Posted by Irene Tron over 9 years ago

Marchel - A very merry christmas to you and your family.  This is an amazing photo.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 9 years ago

Merry Christmas Marchel, Bet you are glad your son is home this Christmas. Hope yours is wonderful!

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 9 years ago

That's a wonderful photo to illustrate your title Marchel.  I'm glad your daughter made it home before the storm.  We had a similar thing happen in our family yesterday, when a family member made it into Sacramento from Kansas City just prior to a storm.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel, I love that photograph and just wanted to stop by and wish you and your entire family Merry Christmas! I know it's a blessing having everyone home again!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Glad your family was together. Great photo too!

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) over 9 years ago

Happy New Year!

Posted by Not a real person over 9 years ago

Marchel - Your daughter takes the most amazing photographs.  It is a miracle that your son made it through two tours of duty in Iraq.  What a wonderful holiday with everyone together to enjoy time as a family and the special spiritual beauty of this season.

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 9 years ago

I hope your family had a very Merry Christmas Marchel!  Beautiful photo!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) over 9 years ago

SHARON, Thanks for stopping by!  I always wear a pin during the Christmas season that says "Jesus is the reason for the season".  I have to be honest I wear it to remind myself to keep everything in perspective.

CAROLE, Our daughter just flew back to NYC today but we had a wonderful time all being together.  She had an evening flight so we had a chance to catch a movie together today before she left. 

BILL, It was an incredible Christmas!  It was so fun to all be together.  We opened packages in three different waves of packages as we all got together. 

BRUCE, We were truly blessed this Christmas!  It was so INCREDIBLE to have our son home safe and sound.  I think that was the best Christmas present of all this year.

ANN, We had a wonderful Christmas.  I hope yours was good also.


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

IRENE, She does take some very cool pictures.  I can't imagine catching a shot like this.  We had a wonderful time together!!

JOAN, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas also.  Ours was INCREDIBLE!!  What a joy to have our son home this Christmas!!

TREY, What a relief it has been to have our son home and we love his girl friend. 

MYRL, Our daughter made it back to NYC tonight with no complications.  We were sure blessed that she got here before the storm hit last week.

RUSSELL, This was a very blessed Christmas!!  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

RICKI, Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas also.

RUSSELL, We just had leftovers this evening and it was as good as it was the first time.

GAIL, I think our daughter takes some amazing photos also but I could be a little partial.  It was so wonderful having our son home this Christmas and YES we feel very blessed that he came out okay.  His first tour was awful as it was when the insurgents were coming in to Iraq and he was based at a little base where they would pass through.  Thank God that is over with and he is home!!  He is doing GREAT in college!

PATRICIA, We had a wonderful Christmas.  My sister flew in from Colorado on Christmas day so we were all together for about 48 hours.  Our daughter flew back to NCY this evening.  It was wonderful all being together.  It does not happen often.


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel and Happy New Year I know we will all be glad when our men and women come home and thank yours for the service. Pretty picture BTW and I will remember the reason for the season.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 9 years ago

Marchel Just stopped by to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

That is a beautiful picture!  I'm happy to hear that you had such a beautiful Christmas with your family!  Enjoy the New Year holiday and may your family be healthy and happy throughout the coming year!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 9 years ago

Marchel - It sounds like you had an awesome family Christmas celebration!  And I'm so glad your daughter got out of New York.  My son had a day's wait trying to get out of DC.  Beautiful photo!

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 9 years ago

What a shiny ornament! Happy New year!

Posted by Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000) (Watters International Realty) over 9 years ago

Happy New Year to and your entire family, Marchel.  May God pour out His blessings upon you in 2010.

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 9 years ago

CHARLES, We will be happy when our men and women can come home.  I just pray that they are able to successfully finish their mission.

KAREN, Happy New Year to you also!!

SHARON, We had a wonderful magical Christmas!! 

SUSAN, OUCH!!  That could have so easily have been our daughter.  She flew out and the airport closed just a few hours later.  Our daughter is back to NYC.  Well she was back to NYC she is now on an 11 day trip to Kuwait and Germany.

CHRISTOPHER, I love the reflections in the ornament.  You can make out our daughter taking the picture.

BRUCE, Happy New Year to you also.  The Lord has so blessed us this holiday season.  How fun it was to all be together!!  We were only all together for 48 hours but we will take what we can get.


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel, hope your loved ones are nearby this year.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) almost 9 years ago

Liz, Most of us will be together this Christmas.  My parents get in on the 22nd for a week.  Our daughter gets here the 24th and our son now lives here.  My sister will not be coming in this year I saw her for a long weekend in November.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 9 years ago

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