Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas is very close now - 10 days to go and I have such excitement in my heart.  I am sitting with my lights on my trees and listening to Christmas music - right now I am listening to "Once in Royal David's City" - this was my Father's favourite Christmas Carol

Once in royal David's city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her baby
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall;
With the poor and meek and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

And through all
His wondrous childhood,
He would honour and obey,
 Love and watch the lowly mother,
In whose gentle arms He lay.
Christian children all should be,

Mild, obedient, good as He.

For He is our child-hood's pattern,
Day by day like us He grew,
He was little, weak, and helpless,
Tears and smiles like us He knew,
And He feeleth for our sadness,
And He shareth in our gladness.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above,
And He leads His children on,
To the place where He is gone.

Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him, but in heaven,
Set at God's right hand on high;
When like stars
His children crowned,
All in white shall be around. 

go to this link and listen to Kings College Cambridge Choir - truly beautiful

I have spoken to several friends today who are almost tearing their hair out in the frenzy of getting things done and worrying about being ready.

Stop please and take some time to recall the beauty of this special time of year and stop and take some deep breaths and what doesn't get done just doesn't get done and in the big picture it doesn't matter.  It will all fall into place - give yourself and your family the gift of a stress free Christmas.

The gifts that really matter don't cost a lot - spend some time with your children, make that phone call, write that letter, bake those cookies and share them with friends.

Please enjoy all of this blessed time of year.

Love and hugs,


Carol Ann December 15, 2010 at 11:23 PM  

Lovely Christmas Carol! I'm not stressing at all. Like you, my heart is joyful and I'm so looking forward to this Saturday when my family comes to our house for our annual Christmas get-together.

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