I regret that I was blogging so little last year that I didn't put down what my "Christmas song of the Year" was. I know year before last it was Christmastime is Here--made popular by the Charlie Brown Christmas Special but for some reason, last year....I can't even remember.
This year though, there are two. I alternate depending on what mood I am in. I want my song to be A Christmas to Remember by Amy Grant, and for the most part, it is. I am looking very forward to Christmas this year. My sis and BIL are staying from late Christmas eve until the day after Christmas, that makes Christmas so relaxing, no "hurry and get things done because we gotta go home". Yes, as always, I am hoping for snow.....there is just something about snow on Christmas.
At the same time though (and partially thanks to last week's Glee and my friend Sarah) Joni Mitchell's "River" pops through my head and as much as I don't want to admit it, there are just things about this Christmas that are sad to me. Seems so many people I care about have lost people they care about this year and so many of my friends are going through some real uncertainty and not so good times with their health, family and finances. I have spent a lot of time praying for a lot of friends this year.....I know part of it is we are all getting older but part of me feels like the closer we get to Christ's return, the more we are going to see of this. It seems like a lot of us have come to realize things like, it's not IF you get cancer, it's WHEN you get cancer. The more we have to realize things like this, the more we have to put our faith in God and just thank him for sending us a Savior, and a Comforter to get us through this.
So, pick which one you are in the mood for and click on the following as my gift to you this Christmas.
A Christmas to Remember