Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Christmas Message to all my Blogging Friends...

There is an old Christmas tradition

that God sends each person into this world

with a special message to deliver

with a special song to sing for others,

with a special act of love to bestow.

No one else can speak my message

or sing my song,

or offer my act of love.

These are entrusted only to me.

According to this tradition, the message may be spoken, the song sung, the act of love delivered

to only a few,

or to all the folk in a small town,

or to all the people in a large city,

or even to all the people in the whole world.

It all depends on God's unique plan for each person.

At this holy time of Christmas, when we are recalling the fact that God so loved the world that He sent his Son into the world for us, I want to say this to you:

Your message has been heard in my heart,

Your song has warmed my world,

And your love has brightened my darkness.

Thank you, thank you for your message, your song, your love.

You will always be in my own grateful heart and prayers.

(excerpt from Seasons of the Heart, by John Powell, S.J)

You might notice the little girl in the middle of the video in her snowman dress, singing so joyfully.:) That is my Ava.

I am signing off for the rest of the holiday season to spend time with my family. I just wanted to say a very HEARTFELT thank you to all of you who have become my blogging friends this year. Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments, to make me laugh, to support me in my spiritual journey, for appreciating my arts and my frugal decorating ways, and for letting me know what a collective force we all are. I've so enjoyed getting to know you and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings!

I will be back before the New Year to share my "2009 in Review" :)

Have a very blessed, safe, and Merry Christmas. God Bless you all!

Love and xo, Chrissie


Mary said...

Thank you Chrissie, may you have a blessed Christmas, rejoicing, and spending time with your family.

I am thankful to have found you and your blog.

Hopeful Housewife said...

Chrissie! Ava is just precious! Thanks so much for all that you do! I hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!

Tara said...

That was just lovely Chrissie. Ava is just precious. My little part of the world has been so busy lately. I am finally on my Christmas break and ready to enjoy family, friends, and the true reason for the season. Enjoy your time spent with family and have a blessed holiday. See you next year!
You are a blessing!
Hugs from TEXAS...

Beth said...

chissie, i am such a loser because i am crying right now. i am so glad i found you, and you me. god's ways are mysterious but grand. i hope you and your family have a great christmas and get to share some great moments together. i may just have to swipe that excerpt. merry christmas!!!

Beth said...

ps ava is cracking me up!

Pokey said...

Thank you for this share! Your Ava is sweet. Merry Christmas!

Diva Kreszl said...

What a beautiful sentiment! Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us, your posts and visits have blessed us all! Merry Christmas dear one!

Christi said...

Thank you Chrissie! Happy Holidays. Have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful message! I love Ashton's message! Love you Mom X O

Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for this post. It made my day! :)
Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas! God Bless!

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