Monday, December 26, 2005

Bless Us All

As is our usual custom on Christmas night, we settled down to watch "The Muppets Christmas Carol" - an enchanting version of Dicken's classic tale, starring Michael Caine and The Muppets. One of the songs touched my heart deeply last night, and brought tears to my eyes as I thought of this past year. . .

Life is full of sweet surprises, everyday's a gift
The sun comes up and I can feel it lift my spirit
It fills me up with laughter, it fills me up with song
I look into the eyes of love and know that I belong

Bless us all, who gather here
The loving family I hold dear
No place on earth, compares with Home
and every path will bring me back from where I roam

Bless us all, that as we live
We always comfort and forgive
We have so much that we can share
With those in need we see around us everywhere

Let us always love each other
Lead us toward the Light
Let us hear the Voice of reason
Singing in the night

Let us run from anger
and catch us when we fall
Teach us in our dreams and please, yes, please
Bless us one and all

Bless us all with playful years
With noisy games and joyous tears
We reach for You, and we stand tall
And in our prayers and dreams we ask You bless us all
We reach for You, and we stand tall
And in our prayers and dreams we ask You bless us all

That is my prayer for you in the New Year - that you are blessed with His abundant graces and His love.


At 11:27 PM, Blogger Paula said...

What a sweet blessing in the form of a song. Thank you! May we always comfort, forgive, love and run from anger.

At 9:19 AM, Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Glad you had a good time Val.

I found out my Mama reads your blog.

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Julana said...

Thank you for sharing that Valerie. Best wishes for a health and peace, for you and your family, in the New Year.

At 4:22 PM, Blogger HeyJules said...

Val, what a wonderful addition you've been to my life this year. I feel like I could pick you and the girls out in a crowd you seem so familiar!

Oh I pray that they have a year full of joy and good health and that your family grows in their continued love for one another.

God bless, girl!

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Hector said...

Valerie, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for praying for Sara this weekend. That was really touching. May God bless you always!

Also, thanks for sharing such a nice song!

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

That is a beautiful song Valerie, and such a lovely sentiment.

Thank YOU for enriching our lives and and wish you, and yours, a healthy and fruitful New Year..


At 2:40 PM, Blogger Colleen said...

May Peace be with you and your family in the upcomming year. Take care and thanks for stopping by my blog.

At 6:35 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I love the Muppets Christmas Carol, but I didn't get to catch it this year. I saw you stopped by my blog today, I just wrote an update, finally! I want to wish you and your family a Happy new year!

At 7:28 PM, Blogger Gina Burgess said...

God bless you and yours, Valerie. Happy New Year.

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Tyra said...

What a beautiful song! Praying everyone is well.

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Stacy said...

I'm embarrassed to say, but; the Muppet version is my favorite. Hope you and yours are doing well.

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who loves that version!

At 7:20 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Hi Paula: You're welcome! It is a sweet blessing, with a wonderful message.

BWH: Hey, tell your Mom to make a comment now and then - I'd love to get to know her better! Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas, too!

Julana: Thank you for your kind wishes for the New Year. I wish the same for you and yours! Perhaps this year we can meet somewhere here in Ohio!

Julie: Thank you, you've been such a blessing to me as well. I'm looking forward to getting to know you even better in the New Year!

Hector: You are so very welcome. Your Sara is so close to the same age as mine, and her experience reminded me so much of my daughter's recent hospitalization in November when she was so gravely ill. My heart just went out to you. I am so grateful to know your Sara is doing so well now. But prayers will continue to be offered up!

Barbara: And thank YOU for being such a kindred spirit. I'm keeping your son in my prayers - hoping he recuperates quickly!

Colleen: Thanks for your kind wish. I wish the same for you and yours.

Sarah: I'm heading over to your blog later to read your update! God's blessings to you and your wonderful family in 2006!

Gina: Hey, it's been awhile since we've "talked" - a very Happy New Year to you, too!!!

Tyra: All is well here - I am praying for you during this holiday season! Take care of yourself, ok?

Stacy AND Nettie: It's my favorite version, too! I debated about whether or not to even put this song on my blog because I thought somebody might give me a "hard time" because I love this movie, but so far, so good!!! It's just such an enchanting version - what with all the songs. I miss you, Stacy!! Nettie, I've so enjoyed getting to know you!

Happy New Year, everyone!!

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Mrs. Diamond said...

hmm... i'm gonna look for that movie. sounds like a goodie!

At 10:31 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Hi Val, I'm not at my usual computer, so your email addy isn't handy. Can you email me at if you get a chance. I have a little question for you.


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