It's Christmas morning and I was awake before dawn. I made a cup of coffee and turned on the twinkle lights on our Christmas tree and sat with a blanket. I welcomed the solitude and quiet, feeling the rest and peace that had settled in my soul even though it was accompanied by grief and sorrow. My heart is heavy and sad this Christmas. I didn't bake my cookies or dip my pretzles and we didn't drive to see the lights in Windcrest. There was no downtown date night on the Riverwalk and I wasn't at church yesterday to hold a candle and sing O Come All ye Faithful.
I wanted to remember the feelings and songs that echoed the tender and sorrowful places in my heart. I wanted to come back and read here that on Christmas of 2017, the Christmas that would be ushering in the endings of old things and beginnings of new ones, that my heart sounded like these songs.
To those of you who come read here, I hope you have the Merriest Christmas. Hold your dear ones close today and wherever this day finds you, I hope you feel wrapped in the hope and love that this season brings.
Something about December - Christina Perri
White Christmas - Kenny G
Christmas Lights - Coldplay
Jingle Bells in minor
O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Steven Curtis Chapman
Welcome Christmas - Glee Cast (from: How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
Heirlooms - Amy Grant
Grown up Christmas List - Kelly Clarkson
A Christmas Alleluia - Chris Tomlin
All is Well - Michael W. Smith & Carrie Underwood
Wintersong - Sarah McLachlan
Love is Christmas - Sara Bareilles
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Sam Smith