Wednesday, December 24, 2008

That You May Know the Warmth of Love

Having always been a much better writer than speaker, I've found many times in my life that there are things I'd like to be able to SAY, but have to write instead. When I talk about things that are emotional, well, I just get ugly. My face screws up, my voice goes away, I get all soupy and snotty and sappy, me. It's just not a good thing. So this year, you get to watch John Denver sing a song that expresses my Christmas hopes and prayers much better than I ever could.

For my children, who light up my life and take my breath away; for Randy, whom I love more than anything; for the family of my heart - Paula and Ben, Denise and all of hers; for my brother, my sisters-in-law, my nieces, nephews, and the awesome husbands and wives they have brought into our family; for the children whom I am blessed to have in my life: Jackson; Jack & Lola; Sam, Colin & Cody; Grace & Luke; Will & Pierson; Parker, Angie & Emily: here are the words of John Denver that are also my Christmas wish for each of you:

A Saviour-King was born that day,
A baby, just like you.
And as the Magi came with gifts,
I come with my wish, too.

That peace on earth fills up your time.
That brotherhood surrounds you.
That you may know the warmth of love,
And wrap it all around you.

Merry Christmas. I love you all.

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Dee Martin said... too - the wishes, the getting sappy faced, all of it! Merry Christmas to you and all of ours!

Paula said...

I'm not good with sappy face-to-face either. Your family has been such a blessing to us through the years. This was a beautiful video clip for me to see right before I go to bed. We have fed the reindeer and helped Santa, of course. Enjoy your Christmas morning with the ones you love and know that we have your family in our hearts.

Denise said...

Thank you for the reminder of what Christmas really is about - the birth of our Savior, peace, and family. I'm thankful that you and your family are part of my extended family. May all of you have God's peace for the coming year.