I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

WooHoo! Only 2 days!

Christmas is getting sooo close! I LOVE this time of year~ I love to give gifts. . . . and getting gifts isn't too bad either :)

I also have another Jester'Z performance on the 26th, along with Bryan's family coming on the 26th too. I think they are going to try to make it here in time to see my show. So I have a pretty busy weekend ahead of me.

However I do feel a little sad. No parties to go to, no great feasts, no time enjoying family and making memories this year on Christmas. . . . I feel a bit lonely. Tomorrow night is my mom's family big Christmas party, and I am here. It's been 3 years since I have attended that party. Being away has it's advantages and I love the opportunities Phoenix has given me, but this time of year just isn't the same~ There really is no way of making it better. All I can do is be happy I am alive and healthy and in my heart is the song "I'll be home for Christmas". . . . if only in my dreams.

But despite being just Bryan and I, the true meaning and reason for Christmas is not for any of the above named things right? This really is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. Nothing can take that joy from my heart. My favorite Christmas song has nothing to do with snow, or gifts, or even family & food. . . . it's "Oh, Holy Night" I love that song because it captures the true reason for celebration!

Merry Christmas to everyone, especially my family in Idaho. Be thankful if you have lots of family surrounding you this holiday season to celebrate with!

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1 comment:

bo said...

Merry Christmas Jamie. Continue to make the best of what you have and you'll be just fine.

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