Thursday, November 13, 2008

Birthday Celebration

As you well know, we are getting closer to my birthday. Every year there is a celebration in my honor and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated.

During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that my birthday is getting closer and closer.

It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of me.

As you know, the celebration of my birthday began many years ago.

At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them, but in these times, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration.

Family and friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they don't know the meaning of the celebration. I remember that last year there was a great feast in my honor. The dinner table was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates. The decorations were exquisite and there were many, many beautifully wrapped gifts.

But, do you want to know something? I wasn't invited.

I was the guest of honor and they didn't remember to send me an invitation.

The party was for me, but when that great day came, I was left outside, they closed the door in my face .. and I wanted to be with them and share their table.

In truth, that didn't surprise me because in the last few years all close their doors to me. Since I wasn't invited, I decided to enter the party without making any noise. I went in and stood in a corner.

They were all drinking; there were some who were drunk and telling jokes and laughing at everything. They were having a grand time.

To top it all, this big fat man all dressed in red wearing a long white beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat on the sofa and all the children ran to him, saying: "Santa Claus, Santa Claus" as if the party were in his honor!

At midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms waiting for someone to hug me and do you know no-one hugged me.

Suddenly they all began to share gifts. They opened them one by one with great expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if, maybe, there was one for me. What would you feel if on your birthday everybody shared gifts and you did not get one?

I then understood that I was unwanted at that party and quietly left.

Every year it gets worse. People only remember the gifts, the parties, to eat and drink, and nobody remembers me.

I would like this Christmas that you allow me to enter into your life.

I would like that you recognize the fact that almost two thousand years ago I came to this world to give my life for you, on the cross, to save you.

Today, I only want that you believe this with all your heart.

I want to share something with you. As many didn't invite me to their party, I will have my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one has ever imagined, a spectacular party. I'm still aking the final arrangements..

Today I am sending out many invitations and there is an invitation for you. I want to know if you wish to attend and I will make a reservation for you and write your name with golden letters in my great guest book.

Only those on the guest list will be invited to the party.

Those who don't answer the invite, will be left outside. Be prepared because when all is ready you will be part of my great party.

See you soon. I Love you!
Best Regards

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It seems like time just goes by. I look at my blog and I think to myself that I should sit here and write something up for it .. but then I remember that there really isn't much for me to write about. I don't have the mose exciting life -- and well, I at times, have a difficult time getting thoughts into words with things that are happening in the world around me.

Today is Tuesday and we currently have nothing planned for the day -- evening. My SIL mentioned to me last night that she wants to take the kids to the corn maze and she might do that later today/this evening .. but we'll just have to wait and see until I hear from her. I will need to get Stephanie to do her homework the minute she gets home from school so that she does not get home (if they do go out) and say "but I didn't get my homework done".

I've decided that I need to take the time to make a weekly menu (at least) and get groceries for the week, so that I won't have to worry about making supper at the last minute and thinking that day "I wonder what we are going to have for supper tonight" .. it will already be there for me, I will just have to get it done. Anyone have any suggestions on new recipes that I might want to try -- I am always making the same meals over and over again. Not sure what we will have for supper tonight though -- I guess it will all depend on if SIL gets the older 2 or not -- and go from there. Now that it's getting colder, I need to find some more things to make in the crockpot. :) That makes things a lot easier ...

I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since the NKOTB concert. WOW! Time sure does fly. I continue to post with the ATL and TN ladies on ... we are all keeping faith for a summer '09 tour ... I haven't posted on as much as I used to -- it seems to have slowed down now that we are getting close to the end of this tour -- well, somewhat - close to the end of the US part of the tour. I still wish that I could have gone to another show -- and even wish I could have done the 5* with the meet and greet -- even though most people have mentioned how fast those went ... I would have settled with a sighting outside of the arena LOL ...

This has been open all day -- and I did not get to finishing it -- I am actually not sure what else I want to blog about. The younger 2 are currently taking a nap and the older 2 are doing homework. I am waiting for SIL -- she plans to pick them up around 4pm. I got a call from my sister earlier this afternoon, she just seemed to want to chat! That doesn't happen too often, but it's nice when it does. We caught up on a few things. Usually we just email and call when we need to! LOL.

Anyway, I guess that will be all for now. I hope that you will all have a wonderful and blessed day and hopefully I will be back to blog again soon.