Well, it was a good day today for many reasons....
1. Because Jeff was off, and we got to spend the day together
2. Because we were able to spend the day with Amy and the girls!
3. Because we got some of our Thanksgiving shopping accomplished!
4. Because it is our Date Night
5. Last but not least, we turned on the radio today and one of our channels is playing Christmas music now, non- stop till Christmas!!!!!!!!
Yes, it is a good day, when I can turn on the radio anywhere and here Christmas music! I have reminded my family many times, that I want Christmas music played at my funeral, and I want everyone who comes to be given a Handmade Tissue Holders ( made from my family, as part of helping them grieve! ) Now, don't shake your head, I just think that I would want everyone to get something homemade from me or my family.
As for the Christmas music, why play it at my funeral? Well, because it is the most hopeful, joyful, peaceful music. I want people who come to my funeral to be happy, not sad. To be glad that our paths crossed in this life, and that we were able to spend so many wonderful experiences and memories together. I want them as they listen to the Christmas music to be reminded of the wonderful gift that Christ gave us when He came to earth. Because of His life, His death and then His resurrection... we all will live again! I want everyone to know, that we will certainly see each other again and that only for a while will we be separated.
Yes, Christmas music, if you truly listen to it's lyrics, is the most wonderful music. I want everyone there to remember that we are all brothers and sisters, and to make sure that we treat and serve each other as such. I know it may sound weird but, it will be wonderful ...just like it is every Christmas season. I want that same spirit to be at my funeral. I want you to feel loved and appreciated by me and my family, because you truly are!
Good night dear friends and if you like...go turn your radios to 106.9 ( Hint! Hint !)
"Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world - stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death - and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas." - Henry Van Dyke
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