Hello Thursday Morning Christmas Wish

Hello, Thursday Morning readers! I’m enjoying my favorite Christmas coffee—right here at home—Sunergos Hearth Blend (a winter blend, think brown sugar, hazelnut & pomegranate). Yum!

This is a very busy week in most of our households. It is especially busy here. Mom’s birthday is the 21st—she’ll be 85. The 21st is also our 44th anniversary. Yes, not only did we get married close to Christmas, but on Mom’s birthday. How cool is that?

Not so great when the holidays come around and you have to hustle—really hustle to fit everything in. The anniversary? Sometimes gets forgotten, or pushed aside until another day or even another month. Not a big deal when you’ve been married a while. But it’s never forgotten or neglected completely because it’s very important to us.

Christmas is right around the corner. If you’ve been watching very many Christmas movies (or reading Christmas stories), you may be in for a let-down. Though some of those films are based on true stories, most of us don’t have the magical Christmases portrayed in those tales. Don’t let it discourage you. If you think about it, you’ll find those magical moments scattered throughout your life.

My prayer for you this Christmas is that you’ll be thankful, whether you have much or little, and that you’ll truly enjoy the season for all the right reasons. I pray for those who are suffering losses that you will know God’s comfort and the comfort of those around you. And remember, Christmas is a season that comes and goes. In a few days, a new year begins. Let the Word of God renew your strength—

…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.—Isaiah 40:31 NIV

If you especially enjoyed one of this season’s stories, share it with us! Leave me a comment with the title of the movie, where you saw it, and why you loved it. Here’s mine: Christmas Secret (2014) Hallmark. I know it’s an older one, but still my favorite!


2 thoughts on “Hello Thursday Morning Christmas Wish

  1. Your mom and I share a birthday. I was also born on my paternal grandmother’s birthday. Happy Anniversary.

    You said, concerning anniversaries, that sometimes they get forgotten or pushed aside to another day and as you get older it’s not a big deal. I can see how it could happen so close to Christmas: my birthday was often combined with Christmas when I was young.

    Anniversaries are different, I believe. They mark a journey like no other and should be celebrated on the date begun. Even if it’s a quiet tea for two with scones. One year my hubby was recovering at home from surgery and we couldn’t go anywhere to celebrate. We laugh now at our feeble attempt to make that day special, even through his pain. It was special, and we didn’t celebrate later by doing something more. That Anniversary marked another milestone in our marriage.

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    1. You’re so right, June. Wedding anniversaries are special. We will commemorate the day on the right date, but won’t have time this year for the special outing we usually enjoy. That will come later. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful memory with us!


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