Merry Christmas 2011




ah…another holiday season is upon us.  I’ve had our tree up since before Thanksgiving.  I have decorations up all over the house.  packages are wrapped and under the tree.  I have traveled to Maryland and back.  I have tried to catch up on birthday’s that I’ve missed.  Life, you could say, is hectic.  And then I heard this song, I Need A Silent Night, and my world stopped.  In my rush to make sure that Christmas is on steroids this year because of us moving and my Dad coming home from the nursing home last December I have forgotten that it’s really just about a Child who came to fix us.  I have been running around for over a month trying to “fix” everything, when I should have just been focusing on the One who came to fix us.  A very dear friend commented something very similar on his Facebook.  So in the midst of the rush, the lights & parties, finding the perfect gift, let us remember to focus on the One who came to fix us and enjoy a silent night.


“I Need A Silent Night” by Amy Grant


I’ve made the same mistake before
Too many malls, too many stores
December traffic, Christmas rush
It breaks me till I push and shove


Children are crying while mothers are trying
To photograph Santa and sleigh
The shopping and buying and standing forever in line
What can I say?

Chorus:
I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

December comes then disappears
Faster and faster every year
Did my own mother keep this pace
Or was the world a different place?

Where people stayed home wishing for snow
Watching three channels on their TV
Look at us now rushing around
Trying to buy Christmas peace

I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

What was it like back there in Bethlehem
With peace on earth, good will toward men?

Every shepherd’s out in the field
Keeping watch over their clock by night
And the glory of the Lord shone around them
And they were so afraid

And the angels said fear not for behold
I bring you good news of a great joy that shall be for all people
For unto you is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord
And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace

I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

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a bonding moment…

Christmas Eve 1998 brought me the greatest gift in the world – Jayden Nicholas David.  He came along to me after 8 years of fertility and many tears.  Since then, not many times has the inability to have children ever bother me.  But tonight, out of the blue, pain and memories that I’ve not thought about in all the time came back to haunt me.  It was because of an episode of the show, “How I Met Your Mother”.  Robin finds out that she can’t have children.  Jayden begins to ask me questions, “did the doctor tell you like that?”, “did it make you sad?”, “did you cry?”, etc.  And we talked about it.  I was reminded how blessed I am to have my son in my life and how much I love him.  It was a great bonding moment and a time where I can tell him yet again how he is my walking, talking miracle from God.  Jayden means Jehovah has heard.  Yes, indeed, Jehovah surely heard my prayers.

How I Met Your Mother, 12/05/11