There really are no words that can describe the depth of the wishes I have for all in this wonderful season.
I wish all a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS. May this season bring peace and joy the likes of which could only be surpassed by Heaven itself. I shout to the rafters HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS.
As I sit here thinking I realize there, this year as in all years, past and future, be in general terms, 3 different types of Christmas celebrations.
There are those that will celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. What greater reason could there ever be to celebrate. A season of peace and love, abounding happiness.
There will be those that celebrate more the love of family, with family gathering from all over. A season of peace and love, abounding with happiness.
The third group. I pray and ask that all pray for these people. People for whom this year and maybe other years, Christmas is not a time of celebration but of deep sorrow. Deep sorrow and grief, possibly, this is the first Christmas alone after the passing of a loved one. There could be a million reasons why these people are unable to enjoy the true happiness and joy of the season. Possibly already suffering from a loss, they are loosing again. Loosing the happiness and joy of this season.
I am so so lucky through this Christmas season and I thank God for that. I pray for all, but maybe a little more so for those that have not been blessed with my good fortune.
We have a lot of family arriving in the next day and while I do plan on writing every day, please no worries for anyone if I do miss a day. I am celebrating.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, BLESSINGS TO ALL
Bill and Vi
This year I am focusing on turning a possibly bad situation into a positive one. My youngest daughter has just announced to us that she is pregnant. She is way too young, much to emotionally unstable and the father is nowhere in sight….but regardless…this is a new gift of life and for that I will look towards the heavens for help and guidance.
May His blessings rain down upon us all…..
Merry Christmas, Bill! 😀
I hope you have a nice day with family and friends.
Hey Bill & Vi,
I want to wish you a happy holiday. Your blog means a lot to folks out there, and reaches a whole new group every day through SharingOurDays. I honestly believe that the time we take to communicate our lives is having a big effect on people around the world. You are making a difference.
All the best today and every day.
I wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2007.
May God bless your family.
I truly hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas.
I admire the courage and faith you show in your posting. An unexpected pregnancy can be a very difficult and trying time. Especially, when it involves someone as young as your daughter sounds to be. I am sure she is full of regret and fear of the future.
You sound to be a very strong woman, that can help and comfort your daughter through this difficult time.
But, it is as you say, the birth of a child is a wonderful thing. I believe any child is a blessing and a gift from God. I once read somewhere,
“things happen in God’s time not our time”. God’s timing can seem to be so difficult for us to accept or understand but for His reasons alone, things happen when they do.
Please, hang on to you faith and positive attitude and you will turn this “bad” situation into a wonderful situation. When you think of it what could be more wonderful than learning of the birth of a baby, in the season in which we are celebrating the birth of another Baby.
Martha, my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter.
Please, keep in touch, writing often
Bill says it so correctly.. God’s timing is not always what we want. I battled for 7 years to fall pregnant… Experienced anger, denial, frustration, jealousy not neccesarily in that order, but had to come to terms with these things. One day I remember my gynae saying he wished he could transfer the baby of the 16 yr old patient he had seen before me into my 29yr old tummy !! She was cross and angry for being pregant and I was for nor being pregnant ! Needless to say I was soon blessed with the most awesome wise old soul for a son and then the most gorgeous, fun and loving, caring daughter a few years later. I learnt lessons through it all and now know that in our contracts with God we have to all go through so many lessons. Not easy though. I trust that the grandchild you are about to have will fill you with so many joys. Each child born is very precious and I wish you all the love, the patience and the wisdom that is required with this birth and the nurturing of this new soul. I trust too that your daughter will find peace and joy in her next venture in life. Please tell her that nothing is a mistake. There is a very valid reason why she is being a mother so young. She contracted with God before she was born to go through this to learn certain lessons and if sahe learns this this tuime round she won’t have to repeat them in another life. Please remember that this baby will feel all the emotions that you are all feeling so please, please tell this baby that it is loved, that you are looking forward to meeting it, play music to it, tell it that it is special. This is so important. It will lead to a happy, well adjusted person/baby .God Bless you all.
Love and Light …..Vicky
Hey there Bill..
Hope all is good with you and yours. Make sure you let me know when you recieve something in the mail 🙂
Your in my prayers and thoughts
Christmas in my family was a little difficult this year. It was the first Christmas without my Grandfather; he passed away June 11, so I know it was really hard for my Grandma, and I was really thankful that she was able to join us this year. I think we all had our moments of sadness this Christmas when we thought of him, but it is so wonderful to be surrounded by your family when you feel this way. My brother also wasn’t here this year; he was in BC, and that I think was hard for my family too. But Christmas is all in all a wonderful time to remember why it is exactly that we celebrate in the first place: The birth of our wonderful Lord and Savior.