Sunday, December 18, 2011

I Wonder as I Wander (my mind that is)

     Upon reading this week's GBE2 prompt, my mind immediately started to wander.  Many topics came to mind but soon fled for lack of interest.  What to write about?  Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, you know, when the proverbial light bulb flashes in your head so bright it gives you a headache.  Helloooo.....it's Christmas.  Is there any season that is more abundant with wonder and amazement?

     So, in keeping with the spirit of the season, I've decided to make a list of my top 10 most amazing moments of Christmas wonder.  Here goes...in no particular order.

1.  The first time you see a living nativity.

2.  The joy when your child is in his first Christmas pageant.

3.  When you listen to Handel's Messiah.

4.  The expression on your child's face each time you read them the Christmas 
     story about the birth of Baby Jesus.

5.  The excitement of your children on Christmas morning.

6.  The beauty of the first snow.

7.  The realization that Christ was born to save me from my sins....how awesome is that!

8.  The love of family as we gather together to celebrate.

9.  The gleam in a child's eye when they sit on Santa's lap.

10.  The beauty of Christmas morning when the earth is covered with glistening 
       snow and the house is still quiet giving you time to reflect on the wonder and glory of life itself.

     Like the shepherds in the fields, I stand in awe of the wonder and glory of the reason we celebrate Christmas.  I am humbled by the fact that God loved me enough to send his only Son.  How could we not wonder about the beauty around us and how blessed we really are.

     I, for one, love this season and I never forget it's real meaning.  Love came down at Christmas and it has never left.  How wonderful is that!  May God's love always surround you and your family and may your wonder and excitement over Christmas always be as that of a child.

From my house to yours,  Merry Christmas with love.

Until next time...that's my view.

Kat

Written for GBE 2 week #31 prompt - Wonder







12 comments:

  1. i'm jealous... fresh snow on christmas morning? never experienced it....
    happy holidays, kat..

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  2. A wonderful (get it, he he) post. Really beautiful.

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  3. @ Daphne - You'll have to visit the midwest sometime for Christmas! It's beautiful, of course, we don't always get it on Christmas.

    @ Jo - Thanks for your wonder-ful comment! :D

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  4. Loved your post!! Merry Christmas!!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you too Kat. What wonderful memories. I have only had one white christmas and will never forget it. It is so solemn and makes you really think about things. Here in Oz we think about whether or not it will be too hot to turn on the oven.

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  6. I've lost my Christmas feeling years ago. Hopefully I will find it back one day. :)

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  7. Merry Christmas. I'm glad it still has meaning to you rather than being commercialized like it is so much these days.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  8. Merry Christmas to you, Kat. I'm glad the season is filled with wonder for you. ♥

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  9. @ Taylor - Thank you, Merry Christmas to you.
    @ Marlia - I'm glad you got to experience a white Christmas at least once. I hope it's not too hot for your Christmas.
    @ Maren - I am so sorry for you. That really makes me sad. I will pray for you to find the joy in Christmas once again.
    @ Joyce - Merry Christmas to you too. Thank you.
    @ Brenda - Thank you! Merry Christmas.
    @ Beth - I hope your holiday is filled with wonder as well. :D

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  10. Lovely post and just right for reading on Dec. 24th as I am. Whoever it was that missed snow, please come here for a while. Merry Christmas.
    Pam

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  11. Thanks Pam. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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