Sung By Friends

Husband and I were just shutting down the house.  Going to watch a little TV.  I had on the proverbial pj’s.  I was in the bedroom and I heard car doors.  Not something that startled me or concerned me.   But then….I heard laughter.   Giggles.  Talking.  The sounds seem pretty close to the house.  It was a nice sound but not one I thought had anything to do with our house.  And not a sound that I felt threatened by.  Houses are close and sounds travel.  And it was a very pleasant sound.

And then the door bell rings.

I had on my pj’s so I expect Husband to answer the door.  He doesn’t and it rings again.

I want to go answer the door but only have my pajamas on.

Husband came up from the basement, he hadn’t even heard the doorbell.

I stand in the bedroom door and tell him the door bell rang.  He went to answer it.  I hear him open the door and something is said.

I hear laughter.  He comes back in the house.

He comes down the hall way and says “it’s for you”.

I can’t help but smile because the sounds coming from the porch are happy sounds.  Contagious.

I said “who is it?”

Husband said “it’s the Surprise For You Happy Family”  (this is a pseudonym for this beautiful family, in case you didn’t know).

I grab a jacket from a doorknob (because I don’t have a robe and I’m in my pj’s).

And nearly run to the door to find a group of the most beautiful people.

Who stood on our porch.

And sang to us.

For the first time in many, many, years ….I heard live, honest to joy goodness caroling.

On my porch.

Songs of the season being sung by friends.  Friends who stopped and loaded up my porch with love and friendship.   They came in to check out my hand made tree.  And they came in with smiles and sharing and peace.   And love.  The sounds of the season in song, in laughter and giggles.

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My heart over flows.

With song.

And love.

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35 thoughts on “Sung By Friends

  1. Mustang.Koji says:

    Just how precious is that?! Cool! (And thank you for sparing us a clear view of you in your Cinderella PJs…)


  2. Anonymous says:

    Was not thinking Cinderalla at all, but possible given the recent love affair


  3. Mae Gregory says:

    Awwwwwwww… Nothing as good as a surprise carol right at your door step!…


  4. that’s so cool now where are said p.j’s??


  5. The Heretic says:

    Awesome! I wish we would get that here.


  6. Yaz says:

    How wonderful to know you are loved that much. I TOLD you that you were special, Colleen. You see, I’m psychic!


  7. bikebrown says:

    What a wonderful surprise.


  8. Oh wow, that is awesome!


  9. I thought that only happens in movies? I’m sure their songs filled your heart with overflowing joy! 🙂


  10. viveka says:

    What a wonderful gift and surprise – if my friends did that I would think they were drunk and neither of them can sing. I’m a little envy.


  11. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    Cool! What a surprise to make a special night. Never had that happen to me, never even seen carolers strolling around… Merry Christmas! Patty


  12. How beautiful…robe or not…


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