19 December 2008

Christmas Wrap

I want to take the time now to tell each and every one of my Blog Followers Merry Christmas and may 2009 be a wonderful year for you.

I have enjoyed my Christmas season...I got to send out cards, I got a tree, I listened to music, I made some cookies and saw some Christmas lights.

Christmas is not about having presents under the tree. It's about being with the ones you love, sharing the food you have and knowing that for this one day you are together, your family is safe and you can put the worries aside and pick them up on December 26.

And it's about the hope that was given in that stable many years ago. Hope that you will make it through this day, hope that you will make it through the next day and hope that your family will be taken care of because you don't seem to be able to do it yourself.

And it's about love and strength that will put a 2nd Lt. through duplicate paperwork and red tape today on the day he was supposed to leave to get with his family for Christmas, that will allow your daughters to open their eyes one more day and deal with their pain and not give up that help is on the way somehow/somewhere, and will allow you to see the love in the eyes of your husband who is your touchstone, your best friend and is there 24/7 when the times are good and when the times are not so good.

Please keep our soldiers in your prayers and thank them in your hearts and minds for the willingness to serve our country and its people.

And keep each other in your thoughts and prayers for we each have a journey and the road is not always easy.

DachshundStrong is going to be on hiatus until January 1.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Enjoy your time away!


kimmy said...

Happy Holidays Ness!


Michelle said...

Enjoy your break and especially enjoy your holidays. I wish you health, wealth and happiness in the new year.

Debbie said...

Have a wonderful hiatus Ness, I will miss you, but understand the need for it. I hope that your holiday is fun and filled with love, food, health and happiness, and most of all family.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

God Bless~

Mary Ellen said...

What a lovely post. I hope your holiday is everything you could wish for. As long as you're together, I know it will be perfect. Merry Christmas and God Bless You All!

Tonjia said...

Merry Christmas Ness!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

enjoy your time away with family and you of course have my number and know you can call it anytime!
Love you

Steph said...


I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and blessed New Year.

Enjoy your break and can't wait to see what the next year holds.


Tracy said...

Merry Christmas to you too Ness!
Enjoy your time with your loved ones!
Talk to you next year!

Alice said...

Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases and the happiest of new years. Sending love and prayers your way - especially during the Christmas season.


kim-d said...

Merry Christmas, Ness, enjoy your hiatus! Love ya...

jojo said...

Absolutely beautiful Ness. So very glad I found you, it's one of the many blessing I will be counting this year. Good thoughts and prayes of thanks and strength, love and courage, hope and faith, coming your way. Enjoy your Christmas.

Michelle said...

Hey, you are supposed to be on a break!! But thanks for the wishes for Shay. Things are looking up. The airports runways are clear and Alaska Air has almost caught up with their flights. I just hope they can continue through tomorrow night., Then it can dump snow like crazy.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Amen! Have a wonderful holiday & hiatus.

Reddirt Woman said...

Happy Holidays and the best for you and your family in 2009.

Maribeth said...

May you be blessed this Christmas and the year ahead with health, happiness and peace!
Much love,

dlyn said...

Blessings Ness!