I get a daily update from a group called Story People and today’s read:
What do I get for this? I said & the angel gave me a catalog filled with toasters & clock radios & a basketball signed by Michael Jordan & I said, But this is just stuff & the angel smiled at me & swallowed me in her arms. I’m so glad you said that, she whispered to me. I knew you still had a chance.
I liked it.
There isn’t much ‘stuff’ around here but I am home with 2 of my 3 kids and we are all in good health as opposed to my big brother who is in the hospital recovering from having one of his legs amputated just below the knee. The operation was done to put an end to many years of pain and misery brought on by a motorcycle accident when he was a kid so it’s a good thing but it hurts and a hospital, no matter how friendly, is not a great place to be on Christmas.
So Merry Christmas to all and I wish you all a day filled with love and hope where ‘stuff’ is just the icing on the cake. If you are dealing with illness and heartache I wish you strength and love and some path toward peace of mind.