My “Grown Up” Christmas List

My oncologist called me this morning to give me the directions on how we are to proceed with chemo this Monday.  I have to go to the lab the day after Christmas and get blood drawn to check my cell counts.  Then I have to pick up prescriptions I will take at home the night before my chemo therapy to reduce reactions I might have to the drugs.  It’s all becoming all too real now.  The day of chemo, (Monday), they will send me home with a shot which  Tim (or myself) can administer (yeah right!) We’ll see about that.  This is  to cause the white cell count to rise.  It goes directly to the bone marrow, causing bone pain.  “Treat it with Motrin” , he says.  That should be interesting!  He wished me a Merry Christmas and gave me his personal cell phone number to call if I needed anything.  Well, I’m trying not to think about all of that right now and want to share a particularly special Christmas song with you that I wrote down the lyrics to in our cards a few years ago….here it is in video below. I hope you listen to the words and know that I realize there are many more hurting people out there right now and it is helping me to focus on God touching THEIR lives and I hope He touches yours today too.

Click the arrow in the box below, or click HERE (Lyrics Below)  

 My heartfelt wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas with your families and those you love!

Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you
With childhood fantasies

Well, I’m all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I’m not a child
But my heart still can dream

So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown up christmas list
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown up christmas list

As children we believed
The grandest sight to see
Was something lovely
Wrapped beneath our tree

Well Heaven only knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal
A hurting human soul (only Jesus can do that! – I have learned this)

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown up Christmas list

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth
(there’d be)

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, oh
This is my grown up Christmas list

This is my grown up Christmas list

 

 

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