Friday, December 22, 2006

What is on YOUR "Grown Up Christmas List"?

Christmas/holiday songs are abundant these days... Can't say how many more days until Christmas and the New Year because I took down all of my 2006 calendars in the hope to escape the year and look to 2007 (although I can count since I know today's date)... Pathetic, no?

Anyways, among the songs that are playing (let me make the side comment that Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson should NEVER, EVER do another Christmas song together - their "rendition" of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is like rubberneckings at the scene of a horrific car accident) are some select songs that do truly hit home...


My Grown Up Christmas List
Lyrics by Linda Thompson
Artists: Various (although I adore Kelly Clarkson's version)

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
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 apart
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 only knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal
A hurting human soul


No more lives torn apart
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

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth
(there'd be)

No more lives torn apart
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, oh
This is my grown up christmas list

This is my grown up christmas list

My soul needs healing...

Well heaven only knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal
A hurting human soul

How true this rings this Christmas. This is part of My Grown Up Christmas List. I wish for...
  • Healing my hurts and heart
  • Accepting what cannot be
  • Letting go of the anger I still feel
  • Letting go of the sorrow I still carry
  • Letting go of the worry that rules my mind
  • Letting go of the control I shouldn't yearn to have
  • Being healthy again, both in mind and body
  • Finding peace again and faith
  • Loving myself and everyone around me
  • Finding joy in the little things again
  • Spending more time with my family
  • ...and an earnest wish of the Gift of Life, if God allows it.
What is on YOUR Grown Up Christmas List?

2 comments:

Jessica said...

I pray you get all your Christmas wishes and more...

mossyclog said...

Tina -- Just dropped by to say hello and send some *hug* your way.

I hope that all your Christmas wishes get answered. You certainly deserve for them to.

*hug*