I’ve read several posts about Christmas wish lists, and it got me thinking…
What do I want for Christmas? I really couldn’t come up with anything. If I want or need something, I stop at the store and buy said item. Like last week while I was out Christmas shopping, for example. I needed new mittens so I can actually run outside this during the winter months. So I picked up these bad boys which I am told by my runner friends are AH. MA. ZINGGGG for keeping your hands warm.
So what could I possibly ask for, for Christmas?
And then it hit me like a ton of bricks as I was watching T.V. A commercial came on, and it showed a Dad taking his son to see Santa, and then unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. A toy truck zoomed across the floor and to the front door, where his Mom, a service member, stood in the doorway. She was returning home from her deployment and wrapped her arms around her family. I can’t even type it, without getting choked up.
I’ve been part of a homecoming like that, once. And soon, I’ll have to say “Farewell” to my husband for a very long time. Next Christmas, he won’t be with us. And just typing those words makes my heart ache even more.
So for Christmas, my wish is for his safety and for the safety of his troops. Please, God. Bring them home safely. Please.
Times like these, really puts my life in to perspective. There isn’t anything I could truly ask for this year, other than his safe return home.
What is on your wish list this year? Are you able to spend the holidays with your loved ones?
Wish you all, a very Happy Holiday season.