Dec 21, 2010

Grown-Up Christmas List

Do you remember me?
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you 
With childhood fantasies
Well I'm all grown up now
And still need help somehow (can you still help somehow)
I'm not a child but my heart still can dream
 So here's my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself
But for a world in need
No more lives torn a part
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
 And everyone would have a friend
 And right would always win
 And love would never end
This is my grown up Christmas list
As children we believed
The grandest sight to see
Was something lovely
Wrapped beneath our tree
Well heaven surely knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal
A hurting human soul
This is my grown-up Christmas list...
What is this illusion called the innocence of youth?
Maybe in our blind belief can we ever find the truth...

Hi Ocean Dreamers,
Can you believe that Christmas 
is only 4 days away?!
I'm excited and am looking forward 
to spending even more
time with my Big Kiddo and his family.

I had a hard year with a lot of hurt,
so this song is really close to my heart.
If I could take away the pain from others
who are hurting, I would.
If I could rescue someone from an
abusive relationship, bad job,
their house foreclosing, or
give the unemployed jobs, I would.
It's hard hurting, feeling pain, and see
others go through the same pain.

But for now all I can do is love
and inspire hope.
I can trust in a God who is hope & love.
I hope you do too.
This is my grown-up Christmas list.


  1. This was such a beautiful photographic interpretation of this song. I loved every photo and they all fit so wonderfully.

    This is such a heartfelt post. There are so many people suffering and I wish more people spent time helping those in need (whether financially or emotionally) before thinking of themselves...that's what Christmas is all about! xoxo

  2. My fav ocean dreamer-
    Fabulous post! May you have the Merriest of Christmases and may 2011 be full of laughter, happiness, love, and fulfillment. :) You, my friend, deserve it. :)



  3. What great pictures! The words are so meaningful and inspiring to make us think about the real important things in our lives. Why can't everyone just be good and love one another?

  4. This is an amazing post! I wish for everything on it as well.

    Hope 2011 is amazing for you.

  5. I love this song!!! :0) I'm so glad you are in CA and able to spend time with your BK!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :0)

  6. That is one of my most
    favorite songs ever!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas
    with your sweet BK ~


  7. Merry Christmas! Your card is on its way! Have a fantastic holiday! {{hugs}}

  8. I loved this!! :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. Beautiful post, as always my love. It's funny how are lists change over the years- I love yours :) Hugs and kisses, Annemarie

  10. Fabulous post hun! :) Love your list!!! Need to work on mine I think. Or not. ;)

    Happy hopefully drier Wednesday!


  11. Really lovely! I think a lot of us really wish that for our world. I truly hope you have a wonderful Christmas!! Hold on to Christ too! xx

  12. I hope this year is even better for you, my dear! So glad you're back to blogging!

  13. Lovely song! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! Kellie xx

  14. merry christmas! hope it is lovely and wonderful and everything in between!! :)


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