Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas 2009

This was the post I wrote when I was able to spend my Dad’s last Christmas on earth with him.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas

CHRISTMAS

I don't usually post my thoughts in my blog but today I needed to say thanks to my Father in Heaven and my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Today was Christmas day and I was able to spend the entire day with my Dad at the nursing home. The staff did their best to make the place cheery but nursing homes are not what we think of as happy places. So many of the people here had no one to visit them on this day and for many it was just another day to get through.

It was also very lonely for me because this was the first Christmas I had ever spent away from Jim. Sitting with my Dad while he slept, gave me time to ponder on life and death and the true meaning of Christmas.

Christ was born so that He could be crucified so that each of us could have eternal life. Today we celebrate his birth. We rejoice in His great love and the even greater love of our Heavenly Father who sent His Son to earth for us.

The Christmas's we remember best are those we spend with loved ones. They are not about what presents we got or the food we ate or the clothes we wore. It is the love we felt. The pure love of Christ. What a truly wonderful gift we have each been given - our life here on earth with the opportunity to live eternally with our Father in Heaven.

My wish for this Christmas season is that I may closer follow in my Savior's footsteps and become more Christ-like in my dealings with my fellow men and also the beautiful animal companions we have been given to cherish and love also.

My prayers are with all of you that you may be safe and know you are loved.

For those of you who do not celebrate the birth of our Savior, I wish you a Happy Holiday filled with lots of good food, friends and family.

21 comments:

  1. We too are celebrating the birth of our Savior again this season and what joy it brought to Joe's and my hearts to be greeted with Merry Christmas" at two different stores we were at yesterday.

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  2. Merry Christmas from Namibia, Africa. Hope you both have a wonderful Christmas season!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  3. What a great post, Sandie. I'll bet you are very glad that you spent that Christmas day with your dad!

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  4. Beautiful. Without the birth of Christ, we wouldn't be having this wonderful holiday to celebrate Him. I'm glad you were able to spend that Christmas Day with your dad. :)

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  5. What a beautiful post. God Bless you and hope your Christmas is a merry one. This is the first Christmas without my mom ... I understand the memories and sentiment.

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  6. What a nice post and a nice memory Sandie. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Such a nice post and I am glad that posted it again to keep memory alive/
    you are already doing what Jesus told every one to do. Spreading love and care.
    Merry Christmas !

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  8. I remember this post. Very lovely.

    Merry Christmas dear friends.

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  9. Bev and I wish you and Jim a very Merry Christmas.

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  10. You warmed my heart with your wonderful post. Merry Christmas to you both!

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  11. Wonderful post. We join you in celebrating the Birthday of the King.

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  12. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. They are wonderfully sincere.
    Merry Christmas to both of you.

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  13. Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing a wonderful story. Reminds us all of those no longer with us at this holiday season. May you all have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2014.

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  14. Wonderful post. Hope you and Jim have a very Merry CHRISTmas. Becki & J.D.

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  15. Beautiful post Sandi. Thank You so much for sharing your thoughts, feelings and Love.

    Merry Christmas to You and Jim.

    Sharon

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  16. What a wonderful expression of Christmas. We sincerely hope you have a Merry Christmas, too! Holidays are always the hardest for me because I miss being at home. But we do what we can while we can. Life it too short to just watch it go buy.

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  17. Merry Christmas, Sandie ... Jim too! and, of course, the girls ;)

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  18. Excellent post, well said, belated Merry Christmas

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