Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Wishes

The past few weeks, blogs, Pinterest and FaceBook have been filled with images of the perfect Christmas. 


 Maybe those really do exist in some lives, but not necessarily in mine or those of many friends.


If there is an empty chair at your family dinner table this year, and you are missing someone special,
you have known the gift of love.


If the stockings and the tree are a little more bare than previous years,
you have known the gift of prosperity and security --
something many will never experience.


If you no longer hear the pitter patter of little feet
and grown children spend the holidays with in-laws and others,
you know the gift of sharing.


If you can see the twinkling lights, hear the glorious music, and smell the fresh pines,
you have the gift of life and health --
even if some days are easier than others.


If you believe that next year will be better and brighter,
you have the gifts of hope and faith.


Love, joy, peace, hope and faith
are the true gifts of the season.
I wish you these and so much more.
A very merry and blessed Christmas to all!

10 comments:

Claudia said...

Merry Christmas, Jan, to you and yours. Your post expresses the true meaning of Christmas. Thank you.

xo
Claudia

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Lovely post! Merry Christmas!

Cheryl M. said...

Beautiful post, Jan! Merry Christmas to you!

Kellie said...

Praise the Lord for His countless blessings! Merry Christmas!

Martha said...

Perfectly said, Merry Christmas my friend.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Jan:
What wonderful sentiments you've written today. Thank you for reminding us of all our blessings - even if days are sometimes difficult.

Wishing you a happy Christmas, my friend.
xoxo
Donna

Jeannie B. said...

A Happy Christmas to you!

Rebecca said...

It's been a long time since I cried real tears over my children no longer being little...but this year I couldn't hold them back... For whatever the reason I was more emotional than I've been in years past. Even though they were with us and our lives are filled with love a part of me will always miss that pitter patter of little feet...

People are always feeling something....aren't they?

Blessings to you sweet friend. Praying God's BEST for your life...and your eyes.

Love, Rebecca

Grandma Ellen said...

What a lovely post, Jan....yes, our family has known the gift of love...and we pray for hope and faith in the coming year. The past 18 months, in fact, have made our lives very different than they used to be. I know that your family, too, has seen many changes over the past year or two. Change happens - no matter how we feel about it! Praying that your eyes and your family's well-being will be healed and your lives touched with joy in 2012.

Rettabug said...

I'm late in expressing to you, Jan, how much I loved this post. Such wonderful insight into everything that makes life special!

I hope that your holidays were happy & filled with love & affection.

I hope & pray that the upcoming year will be one of much happiness & renewed health for you.

Hugs,
Rett

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