all i want for christmas …

all i want

as my daughters {sophie 5 + hazel 3} and i were making christmas garland this morning,  the song “all i want for christmas is you” began to play on pandora holiday radio.

i have heard this song more times than i can count but today as i listened to this song, i heard it through the voice of the parents that lost their little ones this past friday. i was inundated with tears as i looked at my healthy and happy little ladies and realized in the moment that christmas is more than checklists and to-do’s. the holidays can become a lot less meaningful without the ones you love by your side. today i mourn with the parents and surviving children who have had their christmas magic taken away from them in such a tragic way. as you listen to the words of this popular song please join me in lifting up the innocent and hoping that these family’s are able to find joy once again.

. . .

“i don’t want a lot for christmas, there is just one thing i need. i don’t care about the presents underneath the christmas tree. i just want you for my own more than you could ever know – all i want for christmas is you. i don’t need to hang my stocking there upon the fireplace. santa claus won’t make me happy with a toy on christmas day. i just want you for my own more than you could ever know – all i want for christmas is you baby … ’cause i just want you here tonight holding on to me so tight. what more can i do? baby all i want for christmas is you!!” – mariah carey

**image from father of joy designs

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2 thoughts on “all i want for christmas …

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Trying to comprehend the tragedy in CT is proving beyond me, but I will absolutely join you in lifting up the innocent, and I truly pray that those families will find joy again one day. Now I’m off to listen to that song!

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