Friday, December 10, 2010

My Some What Grown up Chistmas List



Sweet Christmas

Baby its cold outside…and we actually had a few snow flurries in south Alabama a couple of days ago.

Yes, Virginia it is beginning to look, feel, and sound a lot like Christmas. The heat pump is running and running…The halls have been decked, wrecked, and prepared. Menus have been thought out and planned. The sweets have been pondered and drooled over. A few cards were written and sent to loved ones…some of which are far far away in an unknown unfriendly place. Beds have been freshened for my little family to return home for the holidays! The stocking are hung…although they may fall if something is stuffed inside them…! The heat is running. Baby Jesus was laid in His manger. Music is being played, hummed and sang to. The chestnuts are roasted for the dressing…Cozy Christmas blankets have been strode around the room for cuddling up. Christmas movies are watched over and over and over… The holidays have been wrapped up…in pretty papers, big fluffy bows, handled with love and placed under the tree in honor of the special guest who is having a birthday…the Great I Am; the Holy One. The heat is still running… Brrrrrrr….its cold!

Now I sit and reflect how fortunate I am and think of others who are cold with no heat, hungry with no food, lonely with no love, and lost with no Jesus. My heart cries and prays for them.

I know everyone has their very own Christmas wish list…I hope you get everything you desire, deserve, and hope for and that you have a blessed, special and happy Christmas as you celebrate with your loved one. Here is my list:


My Grown Up Christmas List

…well some not so grown up…

To hear and see peace
To have Christmas here in Dixie… at Home
To see the end of all wars and fighting in our world
To feel the spirit of Christmas flow within our hearts and let it sing
To be filled…with warm and healthy thoughts
To laugh and have others laugh with me even though we may not know what we are laughing about
To see Christmas through the eyes of a child again
To feel that flutter of sheer excitement in my stomach, the one that takes my breath away

To give whole heartedly with love
To have snow on Christmas day…
To have family surround my table enjoying fellowship
To steal a kiss under some mistletoe
To sit in wonder, watch the twinkling, hear the jingle, and BELIEVE in things I cannot see.

To have my faith grow and burst wide open so that my little light might shine brighter
To have compassion for others first, to offer blessings, and give them hope and joy
To build a snowman and throw snow balls
To be able to pay the electric bill when it comes…the heat is still running
To entertain angels

To remain in awe of that miraculous birth which occurred many many years ago, in a cold stable with only the sweet animals to bare witness of its glory. To think that they knew who He was at the time…To look at the heavenly stars above and remember that first and brightest one that sent the wise ones on their way…

For everyone to know Jesus


16 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Hi, my first time visit. Popped over from Journaling Through Photos.

Glad I did..... enjoyed my visit. Lots of of lovely photos and good reads!

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places...........

Bev said...

lovely post cora...and your blog looks so festive, love it!

Yolanda said...

My list would be an awful lot like yours. Stay warm down south and have a lovely weekend.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful post.....It was a pleasure reading it......Your blog is so pretty.....

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Cora,
This is a beautiful post. I love your grown up list... I wish for many of the same things.
Blessings~
Gwenny

Char said...

merry christmas honey and may all of your wishes comes true....as long as there is no snow in montgomery! LOL

xoxo

Julie Harward said...

What a great list Cora...I hope you get your wishes, all! You have such a nice blog, I always enjoy my visits here! ;D

GardenofDaisies said...

I hope you get all your wishes! Six kitties... oh my, I can barely keep two out of trouble! :-)
Merry Christmas to you, Cora!

Sares said...

So is your heat still running?! We had cold weather a couple of weeks ago. Now it's unseasonably warm and rainy and they're worried about flooding. Sometimes you just can't win!
It was loveleigh to hear how your ho,e is all ready to receive it's holiday guests. It made me feel all cozy inside!

Cinner said...

Your place sounds so lovely, loved your list, glad you got a bit of snow, you would laugh if you saw how much we have....lol. your blog always looks beautiful. hugs to you.

Audrey said...

A beautiful post that made me stop and count my blessings.
Audrey

Christina said...

this really is beautiful...just like you.
xo

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love your Christmas list.

Merry Christmas to you, friend.

Karen said...

Cora,, Ijust love your blog..it looks so beautiful !!!!! and I love you signature line..
great post.. Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend.. and may all your wishes come true...

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Angie Berry said...

Beautiful post Cora, just beautiful!

I'm so glad you were able to have your family home with you for Christmas.