I know I haven’t done much talking lately. You can probably guess why that is. It’s Christmastime; the time of year we Christians choose to celebrate the birth of a magnificent human being; Jesus Christ; he sacrificed himself, so we may live a new life; pleasing to God. Happy Birthday Jesus!
It’s that time of year; we celebrate family, friendship, life, love, joy and all that we have. It’s a time to be thankful we have survived another year; thankful for what and who we have; thankful to God for walking with us, blessing us, guiding us, providing for us. A time of love, generosity, sacrifice, appreciation, forgiveness, thankfulness, kindness and all life’s virtues.
I am happy to be alive and well; celebrating my 27th Christmas this year with my new family; my husband and my two year old daughter in our very own home, with a huge, beautiful, glorious Christmas tree.
It has been a wonderful year, with some high points and low ones, adventure, opportunities, experiences, developing friendships etc. History was made this year and I was alive to see it. Change is coming in 2009 and if God spears my life I will be around to witness it. In 2009, the world will be a different place and I am thankful I get to be a part of it. However, before 2009 comes; there will be merry-making; decorating, shopping, eating, praying, praising, singing, dancing, watching, gift-wrapping, gift-opening, baking, cooking and all the best things life has to offer wrapped up into one month. Did I mention I love Christmas; some of my greatest memories takes place at this time of the year.
Early November; my holiday celebration began with listening of Christmas music and watching holiday movies. Some of my favorites so far for the season are; in holiday movies; The Christmas Card, A Season for Miracles, Deck the Halls (2006), The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, The Christmas Choir, Shrek the Halls, Christmas on Chestnut Street; Miracle on 34th Street (1947); The Year without Santa Claus (1974); Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July and so much more. My favorite holiday songs of the season are Christmastime is Here (A Charlie Brown Christmas), The Christmas Waltz, Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiin Christmas song), Little Drummer Boy (David Bowie, Bing Cosby), White Christmas, Count your Blessings (Bing Cosby), The Greatest Time of Year (Aly & AJ), Jingle Bells (Drake Bell) and more.
So far; I have been to two Church Christmas parties; a very successful children’s party; which I helped plan and a youth party that had 4 teenagers, 7 adults and one baby (not a complaint, we all had a good time I think); I did most of my Christmas gift shopping (the gift for my husband is already under the tree and he thinks he knows what it is); I had a small difference of opinion with someone important to me; it snowed once; I worked on a small poetry publication for the holidays called “Christmas Spirit” (a small gift for friends and family); I wrote a short story called “Forever Friends;” I decorated two Christmas trees, one in the corner outside my door (my husband opened the window and the wind blew it down, breaking a few of the balls) and one huge tree in our living room; I am currently reading a Christmas novel called “Christmas Wishes,” which features two stories, one called “Christmas Letters,” and the other “Rainy Day Kisses,” I am now on chapter 14 of “Christmas Letters” and there is a possibility that my 2009 will have something in common with my 2006 (I’ll explain later).
So what’s next for the auspicious holiday; more holiday movies and music; maybe a visit downtown (we haven’t been for the season); my brother Jonathon’s fifteenth birthday is on Friday, 19th December. I would like to make homemade greeting cards for my loved ones, I would like to write a Christmas poem to read on Sunday’s Christmas Church service, 21st December; I have many pen pal letters to write and a book to finish, as well as a couple more post for this blog. So far this Christmas season has been blest and I have so mush to be thankful for. Talk to you soon. Hope you are having a very Merry Christmas too.
The Little Drummer Boy-David Bowie & Bing Cosby
Mele Kalikimaka-Bing Cosby & The Andrew Sisters
Christmastime is here
The Miser Brothers Song