Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Silent Night

I think I have the loveliest readers and feel so blessed that you read my blog. You may have noticed that I am very quiet about religious matters. I happen to celebrate both Chanukah (my stepmother) and Christmas (my whole life). For the record, I consider ALL of us God's children. The Bible says, "In My house, there are many mansions." I interpret that to mean that all good people will go to heaven - not just Christians. But then, those are my beliefs.

Nonetheless, at this beautiful time of year, I reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas. I think about the peacefulness of celebrating a tiny baby's birth and the joy surrounding it. As I was reading the comments from my blog yesterday, I noticed my friend Catherine had commented. For those of you who do not know Catherine, she writes a blog called Everything is Under Control. She is such a brave woman and trying to feel the spirit of the season even with the terrible year she has had. Catherine and her husband, Steve, experienced what must be overwhelming grief when their precious baby Alex was stillborn earlier this year. Please go over and visit her; remember her family and her in your prayers.

Sleep in heavenly peace baby Alex....Sleep in heavenly peace.........


Blogger ajhsdgjahs said...

I went to the site and now I can do nothing but sit here in tears and be thankful that I have what I have.

I tried to leave a comment but it would not let me. I tried several times. I'll try again later.

I needed a slice of humble pie today. Thanks.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deepest sympathy to Catherine and her husband. You wrote a very touching piece. I agree all God's children will get to heaven or no one will.

Old Baldy

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

Celebrating both Hannukah & Christmas (as we do) is great--especially for the kids who like to get presents.

11:50 AM  
Blogger David said...

You reached out and touched me - yes Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus and it must be extremely hard on that couple. Thanks for bringing them to our attention.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I wish you a blessed Christmas this season. Also I pray blessings upon Catherine and Steve in their time of ongoing greif.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Ms. Vickie said...

May you be blessed this Christmas for you are a very special lady. In the short time I have been coming here I have found you to be such a caring person always thinking of others and doing what you can for them.

Once again you have shared another special site with us, thank you for doing so. May they be blessed not just during this season but throughtout the year and may you as well.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Thank you. You are a very sweet person and I feel lucky to count you as a blogosphere friend.

Thank you to everyone else as well. I can't tell you what it means to us to know that Alex's story will be told to other people. In some small way, it helps his spirit live on.

4:36 PM  
Blogger FTS said...

I visited your friend's place and left a comment.

There's nothing wrong with people celebrating their beliefs. What IS wrong is when the politically-correct want to take away Christmas.

And that's my rant. :p

8:43 PM  
Blogger Cornbread said...

May all your stars shine bright and may you know love in your soul this holiday season

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

Yours is a lovely description of Christmas. I like to think that it's about a demonstration of what love is, and that God was showing us perfect love by becoming us. We're pretty dense and don't always love each other like we're supposed to. I need a bit more time with Catherine's blog, but my heart goes out to her and to her family, for their loss.

10:26 PM  
Blogger ardi k said...

Thank you for the love you show us all. It is a special season of love for all God's children. May the Blessings Be.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Gosh that was really touching.

I'm really sorry, off topic, but I wanted you to know I won! Thanks for voting for me, and getting your wonderful group of friends to do the same, and for reading. It's nice to be acknowledged.

11:58 PM  
Blogger ddddddddddddddddddddd said...

I love what you wrote here. Great sentiment about the meaning of the season. Now I am afraid to go read it having read Guarded Lilly's comment. I am such a sap for stories like that. Sigh, but I will go because you've asked. Hugs, prayers and love for you.

12:51 AM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Jesus celebrated Chanukah. I for one feel that Chanukah is completely consistent with a Godly lifestyle. I think more Christians would celebrate it except for the lack of acceptance of Maccabees.

Think about how The Festival of Lights fits in so well.

In my town there is a neighborhood where folks tour the lights. They are extravagant. Many of the Jewish families have awesome blue, white and silver displays that are breathtaking. I think this is a wonderful time of reflection for Christians. We can explore our Jewish roots.

The Chanukah story is uplifting to all of us.

3:59 PM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

I just visited your friend’s blog. My wife , Echotig, shares her experience. I hope the comment I left was comforting. Thanks for linking your friend.

4:11 PM  
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