Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Where Are You Christmas?

Where are you Christmas
Why can't I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me
Why can't I hear music play

My world is changing
I'm rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too.......

I did a little bit of Christmas shopping yesterday--to help put me in the festive mood,  I turned the radio to play Christmas music.  I have heard this song by Faith Hill a million times but this time, as the song played,  I really listened to the lyrics.  I must say it expressed exactly how I have been feeling lately.  My world did change this year with the loss of my Dad and my life does seem to be rearranging itself.  With my son grown, I do find myself reinventing --not who I am--but my role in life.

Oh I love Christmas --the lights, the music, the decorations, the excitement of little children--but I was just not feeling the joy of the season.   Why couldn't I find Christmas this year.  Then the thought came to me.  Christmas is not in the lights, music, decorations or even in the wonderment of a child's eyes.  If I was looking to those things --no matter how wonderful they are--to find the joy of Christmas I was going to search for a long time.  On my way to church with a friend on Sunday, we passed the Creche displayed by the city of Pittsburgh. A beautiful reminder of the where the joy of Christmas is found--in the birth of our Lord.

.......I feel you Christmas
I know I've found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love

I  hope, as this busy season continues, that you will be able to feel the real joy of Christmas.  The kind of joy that only Jesus can bring. 


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

This is one of my very favorite Christmas songs, and it's message is so inspiring that I put it onto my iPod and hear it throughout the year. I have and do feel the same way you do, and need to remember the message of your post as I struggle through the holidays.

Joanne Smisko said...

Christmas will be different this year without Daddy but you said it so perfectly that the real joy of Christmas lives in our hearts in the person of Jesus Christ. Daddy also gets to celebrate Christmas with Jesus in heaven. Merry Christmas to my sweet daughter.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I know how you feel. Despite doing some of the fun Christmas things like decorating and baking cookies, deep down, I haven't felt so festive. The past 2 Christmases have been awful so I guess I'm waiting for the ball to drop.

In the meantime, I'm trying to enjoy the whole season, instead of focusing on that one day. And yes, I've also been more focused on the creche this year as well. Have you seen "The Nativity" movie? It's become one of my favorite Christmas movies.


Country Dreaming said...

I'm having trouble with this myself, hopefully it will resolve itself.

Enjoy the season.


Mimi Sue said...

Always the first holiday is the hardest after a loved one passes. It will get easier as it did for me after my parents passed. You are a strong woman with wonderful memories that will live on through you. Hope things will get better for you. Mimi

Mimi Sue said...

PS Are you still taking orders for your sweet little dollies? I would like one of the small ones for my 6 month old granddaughter. I love the little red haired one but Margaret is definitely a brunette. If I can't get one by Christmas I'll order one for her birthday in May, that is if you're still taking orders. Thank you Mimi! Mimi

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