Tuesday, December 23, 2008

~Merry Christmas, God~

Dear God,

Thank you for this year of my life….and letting me celebrate another Christmas Season here on earth. Thank you for helping me make some difficult decisions this year. I struggled with many of them, yet You continually show me that the choices I made were the right ones.

Thank you for blessing my life with Jim. I don’t know what I would do without him. I know you orchestrated our meeting those many years ago. He’s the best husband and father on this earth. I can’t think of anyone who I’d rather travel this journey with.

Thank you for my two sons, Jeff and Tom. They are happy, sensitive young men….pursuing their dreams, with your guidance, Lord. Please keep them in the palm of Your hand and continue to guide their choices along the way.

You knew how much I wanted a little girl, Lord, but I was patient, and you sent me Jackie….the sweetest daughter/daughter-in-law ever. And then……Ella Layne: beautiful beyond words….all ‘girly-girl’. And Jackson: what can I say?? He makes my face hurt from smiling so much.

Thank you for granting me another year with my Mother. Her daily struggles keep me focused on what life here on this earth is all about: the prize....not the journey.

Thank you for the friends you have scattered throughout my life. For the ‘temporary’ ones….who leave their footprints on our hearts and continue on their own paths....and for the ‘long-term’ ones. They are all an amazing testimony of Your love.

Thank you for my health. I am doing my best to take good care of myself….spiritually, emotionally, and bodily. I don’t want to ever abuse these gifts You’ve given me.

And thank you, Lord, for giving me the faith you have blessed me with. It makes all the pieces of my life fit together in a beautiful pattern….even during the hard times.

Lastly….Bless my godmother, my dear Aunt Kay, who finished her journey here on earth, and is spending Christmas with You this year. She will be very missed. I was honored that you let me spend those last 3 days with her. I wouldn’t have missed them for anything on this earth.

Merry Christmas, God.




RiverPoet said...

Merry Christmas, Carol. May you have another blessed year. Peace - D

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful 'thank you', Carol Rose.. you truly get the true meaning of Christmas. The like blessings we share are many and I'm so proud to call you 'friend'.. Merry Christmas to you and your cute little elf!!! (That's you, Jim).. I can't wait for the in-person hugs!! Hugs.. Nel

Mel said...

Hugs and blessings my friend...I love you dearly.

Anonymous said...

Your "thank you" post brought tears to my eyes as I think of all the friends and family across this country who are thankful to have YOU in their lives. Count me "in" when it comes to being your friend, dear one, always and forever.

CIELO said...

Dear Carol: Merry Christmas and warm wishes from our house to yours.


Carolyn said...

Hi Carol,
A beautiful thank you.I always enjoy your posts.Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and many blessings in the New Year.

Woman in a Window said...

Gorgeous tree and blessed life, I think. Merry Christmas.

Ballerina Girl said...

so beautiful....
Merry Christmas to you Carol

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Carol, Another beautiful letter to God. It's made me think of all of the blessings I've been given this year because of his love. All who knew Aunt Kay will miss her sweet sassy, bossiness. What would we have done without her to tell us how it should be done? Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Love Kay

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

rosecreekcottage-carol.blogspot.com said...

She loved you, Kay. And Dan. She was an amazing Godmother to the three of us.

I'm glad you see how blessed you are, Kay. Richly. Deservedly. Kiss your parents, the kids, and the babies for me. I love you, Kay.

To Heaven and Back.....


P.S. We'll miss you tonite. To old memories and Christmases Past....

Shrinky said...

Such a beautiful, heart felt letter Carol. I hope the coming year brings you peace, health and joy (oh yeah, a little wealth might be nice too!).

roseroomnz.com said...

Absolutely beautiful Carol. Bless you! Rachaelxo

david mcmahon said...

What a heartfelt acknowledgement, Carol.

Unknown said...

Carol, You are such a lovely Lady! What a beautiful post..
I'd like to wish you a very happy Year year..
Hugs & many more blessing to you!
~Mary~ :-}

Sam I Am said...

oh carol..how beautiful..
many christmas hugs to you..

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi Carol,
What a truly beautiful verse!!!
all written so truly from the heart! wonderful.

A Very Happy New Year 2009 for you and your family! I hope the coming year brings you lots of health, wealth, luck, love and happiness! and above all else peace!
Many Blessings!
Donnie X

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Just Lovely - Happy New Year.

Mel said...

Happy New Year Auntie Carol!

I've tagged you in my January 3rd post should you want to play along!