Thursday Thirteen

13 Things I'm Without This Christmas

1. My father, who passed away January 11th. I miss him, but knowing he is in Heaven and no longer suffering brings such peace!

2. My crutches!!! It's been almost years since I had to start using them and right now I can walk (or wobble in my case) around my house. I still need them for long distances and stairs, but no longer are they my best friends!

3. We no longer have two kitties. And it's okay! They didn't die, they just found new homes. They spent much of their time destroying ours so it was time to get rid of them. And I have to tell you...I don't even miss them. Me bad!

4. Eggnog. Darn. I don't even like the stuff anyway!

5. Tickets to the Donny & Marie concert in Las Vegas next July. I NEED to go peeps! That's all I'm asking for this year. I promise not to ask for anything else. :o)

6. No family feuds. Well, it's this way every year because everyone in our family gets along. Praise the Lord! We are blessed!!

7. Smaller jeans. Yes, I still haven't started a new way of life with better eating habits. And I won't make it a New Year's Resolution either. I just need to do it! Pray for me please!

8. Money. Not because we spent it all on gifts either. We're just kinda poorly this year. And we're fine with it too. It's gonna be a laid back Christmas with lots of laughter between family and friends!

9. Not so much pain! I still have arthritis every where else, but I can sit in any chair I want to, even if it's hard and not cry! I've seen pics of myself during the time I hurt so bad and my eyes just show the pain even when I smiled. The latest pictures of me you can really tell a difference. I am so thankful everyday!

10. I can't find my address book so I could send out cards. I have no idea where I put it. Well, duh. If I did know where I put it, it wouldn't be lost!

11. I'm definitely without loneliness! I am surrounded by my family, church, friends in real life and on line!

12. I'm without the hustle and bustle of the season and that's okay by me!

13. But I am WITH the true meaning of Christmas! If it weren't for God sending His son there would be no Christmas.

Happy Birthday Jesus!


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Samantha_K said...

#9 - That's wonderful!! YOu'll be able to enjoy the holidays so much more. Glad you can smile with gusto these days, not with pain.
Happy TT!

Smiler said...

Sounds like you've had a year filled with sorrow and joy too. Wishing you all the best,
Happy TT!

Robin said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your father. I'm sure this first Christmas without him will be tough. I'm glad you have so many other joys to be a comfort to you.

Michelle said...

I'm sure this will also be a hard Christmas being the first w/out your dad...know I'm thinking about you, so glad you'll be surrounded by loving family.

How wonderful that you're able to get around w/out the crutches this Christmas!

Faith said...

Merry Christmas to you too....and wishing you all the best of what the Lord has in store for you this coming new year!

Nicholas said...

I wish you all the best for 2008.