Saturday, December 24, 2005

My Christmas Card to You...

This year is almost over. I don't know what it held for you, but for me it had not only the lowest points of my life, but in some ways the highest. As I write this, I'm at my ex-husband's house spending Christmas Eve with he and his wife, and her family. A little surreal, but makes me feel good that life goes on, love endures and the holidays are all about love.

Which is why I feel the need to write this very politically incorrect Christmas card. It seems to me that recognizing the true meaning of Christmas is out of fashion, so in my Christmas card to cyber-space, I need to go back to the basics.

Like I said, this year has been the highest and the lowest. I have no idea what next year holds, but I think it's going to be awesome. Can't be sure, but I just have a feeling.

This is what I DO know... I know that there is a God, a creator of this universe and everything in it, who loves me and loves each of you passing by this blog. I know that He doesn't care what we've done, who we've done it with, how hideous we've been or how much we've ignored Him in our lifetimes. He loves us unconditionally and has since before we were born. Regardless of your religion, your political beliefs or whatever else separates human beings, God does not care. Even if you do not love Him, He still loves you. For you parents...you know how much you love your kids? He loves them more. For those of you with hideous in-laws, even those with enemies...He loves them too, as much as He loves you. He models unconditional love and is the only one who truly can. Some of you may scoff at this very politically incorrect Christmas card, and that's okay. You may not believe in what I'm saying, and that's okay. I've never shoved my beliefs down anyone's throat and that isn't my intention now. Just wanted you to remember that no matter how alone you feel, you never are.

My prayer for the next year is that God blesses each one of you abundantly. That your life, and the lives of everyone you love and care for, is filled with peace, love and joy.

Merry Christmas.

8 comments:

John said...

I LOVE it when you're politically incorrect!! Thank you for telling it like it is, for showing that unconditional love, for making me smile, for making me think, for being YOU Steph. I treasure your friendship and want nothing but a heart bursting at the seams full of joy for you this Christmas. Merry Christmas to you too!!

Juggling Mother said...

I hope you have a joyful Christmas & a 2006 that gets better each and every day.

Here from Micheles

JustSue said...

Merry Christmas! Here via Michele.

FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

Michele sent me too to wish you a very happy christmas.

All the best.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I love what you wrote and that you truly feel this way...you made me feel it too! Thank You for this wonderful post...I needed to read this, this morning. So, just be as politically incorrect as you want, all the time! (lol)

Charlie Mc said...

all the best to you as well!

kate said...

i believe it too steph. great xmas card.

Jenni said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Steph! And God Bless!

Can't wait for P.V. only 2 1/2 more monts to go! Whoo-Hoo!