December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve Day

December 24th has always been my favorite day of the year. There is a quiet anticipation to this day, a warmth, that just doesn't exist on any other day. More so than New Year's, it's the day I spend thinking about the past year and what the next year may bring. I always make a cheesecake from my Aunt Delores' recipe files, and a Polish crepe dish at night for my mom. My presents are all wrapped (except one that I just remembered!), and the house needs a thorough sprucing up. But, we will find time for a board game or two and just spend it together, listening to Christmas music. All month my family has been asking me what I really want for Christmas. In all honesty, I have everything I need and more. What I really want is beyond the power of my family. But, here goes: I want - my brothers, 49 and 57, to get clean and sober and come home and say good bye to our mother before she dies; - my mother to have peace; - my son to have friends; - my husband to be less anxious; - my inlaws to be healthier; and - time to take better care of of everyone I love.

7 comments:

  1. I hope that your wishes come true and that you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. I want you to know that visiting your blog has been a joy.

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  2. Joan:
    Merry Christmas to you and hope that 2007 can bring you some of the peace and wishes you deserve.
    Colleen,
    www.stampingoddess.com

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  3. What a kind and selfless person you are, Joan. Your Christmas list just touches me heart. :) I hope you and your family have the merriest of Christmases and that the new year brings mych joy and good health! Inky Hugs!

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  4. Those are my wishes for YOU as well. It's so refreshing to see someone thinking of others at a time of year that seems so "me, me, me" oriented. Merry Christmas, God bless you and may you have, above all, peace.

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  5. Joan, I was touched by your honesty and openess in sharing your desires for your family for the New Year. I hope it helps to know that there are many of us wishing the same things for our families.
    I trust that the Hope that is the true message of Christmas will give you encouragement and grant you peace. God bless you and your family.

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  6. Kelly B (Michigan)12/25/2006 08:19:00 PM

    Blessing to you and those you pray for! I read your blog and have enjoyed it so...thank you for sharing your thoughts and your creativity! I truly hope 2007 brings you peace, love, and hope - as well as to those you treasure.

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. I hope the New year brings you joy and peace I lost my mom 5 years ago she was just 58 it was such a shock I never got to tell her good bye or tell her how much I loved her and what she meant to me.I lost my oldest brother last year on 12/06/06 he was only 46 so please take every chance you get to tell your mother how much you love her I will keep you and your family in my prayers
    Hugs Sherrea

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