Friday, December 07, 2007

Looking for the holiday spirit

Computer's behaving, snow's just a little dust on the grass, and a dear friend sent me a box full of fragrant balsam wreaths to deck the front of the house. And, my oldest niece and nephew just showed up in my email, on Santa's lap and beaming. I'm blessed.

Here is Amy's slightly belated blogbit. It's all my fault.

Hello, everyone,

Well, it’s here. It’s everywhere, actually…the Christmas season. And today, exactly one month after Sahara passed, there were snow flurries. She dearly loved the Christmas holiday and we would always decorate every room in the house. She even had her own personal tree in her room. So far, I’ve only had the heart to hang her Christmas cat doorknob hanger on her bedroom door. That just might be the only decoration this year. We’ll see. Maybe the spirit of Christmas will sneak up and surprise me.

I can’t believe she’s been gone for a month already…this time warp I’m living in just keeps on swirling. The fifth day of each month will always be a sad anniversary. But we are doing our best to keep busy, and overall I think we’re doing fairly well.

Our Lady Comets had their first practice last night, and I have to tell you, these girls are going to be GREAT! It was so much fun to see all of them again. They were all excited and ready to play. Upward Basketball is such a fantastic program. It’s going to be really good therapy for Shannon and me.

I have a couple of things I’d like to share with all of you. If you haven’t checked out Rick’s new Christmas album, then do yourself a favor and add it to your collection. It is called “Christmas with You” and it is absolutely wonderful. You can pick it up locally at P-Mac Music here in Cape Girardeau, where it is the NUMBER ONE SELLING ALBUM THIS WEEK, beating out new releases by Seether and Kid Rock! I love it!!! You can also order the cd online at

All proceeds from the song "CHRISTMAS WITH YOU" are donated to support the US Military Organization American Gold star Mothers, Inc. (AGSM). AGSM is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country. If you would like information on a grassroots holiday fundraiser sponsored by Rick’s fans
for this very worthy organization, please check out

And finally, here is the link to the video for “Christmas with You” – enjoy. But I challenge you not to cry – what a huge debt we all owe to our soldiers.

With love,