M E R R Y * C H R I S T M A S * E V E R Y O N E !
From a song by John Denver...
The season is upon us now
A time for gifts and giving
As the year draws to its close
I think about my living
Christmastime when I was young
The magic and the wonder
Colors dull and candles dim
And dark my standing under
Oh little angel, shining light
You've set my soul to dreaming
You've given back my joy in life
And filled me with new meaning
A savior king was born that day
A baby just like you
And as the Wise Men came with gifts
I come with my gift to you
That peace on earth fills up your time
And brotherhood surrounds you
That you may know the warmth of love
And wrap it all around you
It's just a wish, a dream I hold
From days when I was young
Merry Christmas little Zachary
Merry Christmas everyone
Love and Blessings
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Church this morning was a very weird experience. I was the only person there without a "speaking part". There was the priest, the deacon, the deacon's husband (doing the readings) and me. But there was still a sermon. The priest started out by saying, "I know I'm getting old when I almost like it better this way."
The big services were last night, but I used that time to reconnect with a friend I haven't seen in four years. Her husband had the kids and she was spending Christmas Eve alone. As I think about it, for this year, the small, quiet service was what I needed this year anyway.
After church, I went to see The Curious Tale of Benjamin Button. I figured that was enough of a "chick movie" that Demetrius wouldn't mind missing it. But he was with me in spirit, every time there was a point in the film I knew would have him groaning (or playing a tiny little imaginary violin). ;)
Posted by Renee in Ohio at 4:16:00 PM