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Merry Christmas! December 25, 2008

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“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the
Government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall

be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Merry Christmas Everyone…unto us a SON is given!  We are so thankful for everything in our lives and are so blessed to be enjoying this beautiful day with our 3 young children.  As you can imagine it’s so much fun to see the excitement in their faces and joy when they see that Santa brought them presents.  This weekend and next, we will join family and celebrate with them – we are thankful to be able to share in the spirit with our families.  Again, we are so very blessed and have the Lord to thank for all of it.

I’m hoping that all of you are enjoying this day.  I’ve been lifting up some people in prayers lately that are in need this Christmas season.  They are dealing with issues that I can’t even begin to know what they are going through.  Some of them have been listed in recent posts.  I ask you to think about them again on this day.  Prayers for peace for families in need and for Karen’s husband Mark.  Prayers of hope for families who recently experienced the fire.  Prayers of joy for the donor who donated $1,000,000 to the tenants of that fire.  Prayers of faith for those struggling with their lives right now with money and lost jobs.  Prayers of love for those who are lonely this Christmas season.  Prayers for many blessings for all of you in the coming year. 

My sister in law sent an e-mail recently with a friendly reminder of what we have and what we should remember to be thankful for.  It’s cute and simple, but it’s a great reminder…

I AM THANKFUL: 
FOR THE WIFE 
WHO SAYS IT’S HOT DOGS TONIGHT, 
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, 
AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE . 
 
FOR THE HUSBAND 
WHO IS ON THE SOFA 
BEING A COUCH POTATO, 
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME 
AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS. 
 
FOR THE TEENAGER 
WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES 
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, 
NOT ON THE STREETS. 
 
FOR THE TAXES I PAY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I AM EMPLOYED . 
 
FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE 
BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS. 

FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT. 
 
FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I AM OU T IN THE SUNSHINE 
 
FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, 
WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, 
AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME 
 
FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING 
I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. … 
 
FOR THE PARKING SPOT 
I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING 
AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION . 
 
FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL 
BECAUSE IT MEANS 
I AM WARM. 
 
FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH 
WHO SINGS OFF KEY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR. 
 
FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR. 
 
FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES 
AT THE END OF THE DAY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN 
CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD. 
 
FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF 
IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE. 
 
AND I AM THANKFUL: 
FOR THE crazy people I work with 
BECAUSE they make work interesting and fun! 
            
AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL 
 
BECAUSE ? IT MEANS 
I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME. 

Thanks Kathy for sharing!

Merry Christmas Everyone!  May God bless you and your families.

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One Response to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. jent Says:

    merry christmas and happy new year!!!! jen t.


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