Well, it took some encouragement for me to turn on my Christmas music a week or so ago. I was in such pain and so tired that it really didn't seem to matter... but it does! Our Christmas this year will be much smaller and different but I am sorta glad. We have seemed to avoid the craziness that usually comes along with that and our lives have really slowed down, which they should this year. We are just grateful that we are all doing well and will be together, if not for Christmas then soon there after. I was going to send our Christmas cards but I believe now that I will wait for New Year cards so that we can include a family photo from the wedding. How exciting! Our family is getting bigger!
I went tonight and did my walk, Jeff was tired and the kids were too,so I went by myself. Since it was dark already ,I just walked up and down our block (where it is well lit) for a few times. I haven't done that for almost a week, since I have felt better I have been up more during the day and I am more tired by the evening. I will try tomorrow to do it during the day, because I always feel better when I do it. It is not much exercise but...it is a start!
Tonight was crisp and you could smell the smoke from the fireplaces, that always brings back good memories from our winters on our farm. I was looking for the stars tonight but it was too cloudy and I could only see the moon. As I walked I started singing the Christmas songs in my head, the first one that popped into my head tonight was DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? I love that song and it's message. It talks about Seeing the miracles of Christmas, listening to the Spirit of Christmas, Knowing what Christmas is really about, Sharing the message of Christmas with those around us and then Living that way, all year long! That's what Christmas is all about goodness and light.
Night dear friends and Merry Christmas!Said the night wind to the little lamb
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite."
Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
"Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the the sea
With a voice as big as the the sea."
Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
"Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold."
Said the king to the people everywhere
"Listen to what I say
Pray for peace, people, everywhere
Listen to what I say
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light."