Monday, December 9, 2013

Letters To {and what I want for Christmas}

And it's Chinese again after days of chicken noodle soup and coughing and reverse temperatures (is that possible) and someone told me today the color is back in my face and I want to know "when was it gone?" because most of us never know until later that we were that bad off.

The wonder of Christmas reminds me we were all that bad off but a child was born so things could be made right again.

And we claim it's not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick, but we won't admit that's us.

we use meds to cover it up
we run ragged when we must lie down
we keep talking when we need to be stilled.

He has come to give us rest, to find our true rest.

Everything in this Christmas season tells me I should keep burning the candle. But I refuse. This year, I won't do it.

It might mean Chinese again instead of cooking something spectacular and the only gift I'm imagining is one I'm already getting this month: time with people I love {and new carpet}!

I'm not being funny. I'm not being selfless, but there's nothing on my dear-Santa list this year except time. That's all, just time.

Except for maybe the magic and wonder of Christmas to last all year round.

Time and wonder, can you wrap up those for me? If you can, you'll be my new favorite person.

linking up with ruth and others for letters to (santa). do with this what you'd like and join in!

Oh, and I'd love to know, what's your non-traditional (or traditional) Christmas wish?

I'll be taking some bloggy breaks over the next few weeks for various reasons, not to mention dancing to holiday music (this jolly song is a good choice but you might embarrass your friends).

JOY and PEACE to you as you prepare Him room.


  1. Loved this post.

    My husband and I are still recovering from a virus that knocked us on our back sides. We always struggle with 'being sick', there is always so much that needs to be done.

    I am starting to think that sickness is God's way of slowing us down a little. Reminding us that we are made of flesh.

    Wishing you health, rest and peace this Christmas season.

    - Brook @ Mama Bee No E

  2. Thanks so much, Brook! Love your blog, too..and hope you are feeling better. May you (and yours) have a restful and joyful Christmas as well. :)

  3. This is lovely, Julie :) I think I'll choose rest this year, too. It's funny because I thought things had to be a certain way for me to have a restful stance this Christmas, but they don't. You've reminded me I can choose how things will go. I don't have to be reactionary. So glad to connect with you :) Merry Christmas!

  4. Lori, so great to connect with you, too! Love what you said about not having to be reactionary. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!! :)