Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mama’s Christmas…



Christmas is a bit different this year

with Mama spending her first Christmas

with The Reason for The Season Himself

She’s the one who first taught me to love Handel’s Messiah

on those big, black, platter sized records

playing on the stereo encased in that big cabinet

that was still a part of her furniture up til the end

I’m wondering if Handel is conducting

an orchestra of angels

and a choir of cherubims

in a live performance

for the Messiah Himself

I like to think that Mama has a front row seat

and when they get to the Hallelujah Chorus

all of heaven stands

in ovation to the One Who Reigns Forever and Ever

and Mama claps the loudest

because now she really knows for sure

that He is and He does

Christmas is a bit different this year

for us

but especially for Mama

who’s having her Merriest Christmas ever




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  1. Oh, Elizabeth, how this touched my heart and do you recognize dear one the WAY God writes through you?

    Thank you--


  2. I wish I could hug you. I'm glad you know where your mama is. I know she is focused on our King and not this piece of sod. Hey, I wrote about angels today. :)

  3. Oh what a sweet perspective on your mom this Christmas...blessings and peace as you celebrate and think of her...

  4. lovely poem about Mama... my Mama went to be with Jesus 10+ years about... you've captured the event so beautifully... may God comfort... beautiful pics

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  5. What a beautiful post. There is great comfort in salvation. How wonderful to have such an endearing memory and vision of your mom. My mother went to be with the King of Kings the weekend following 911. She will be enjoying the great chorus as well.

  6. Can you imagine? The singing? The lights? The celebration? The Holy Ghost Party!?

    Beautiful, this.

    I pray that you have a joyous celebration here on Earth. Even when we know where our loved ones are, it is hard, isn't it. ... Sending love and prayer.

  7. What a sweet thought...I'm sure she's adoring Him as we virtually speak.

  8. We don't even begin to understand 'merry' in Merry Christmas - until we are where your mama is now! Yes, I'm sure she has a front-row seat. Next to my dear daddy. Aren't all seats front-row seats in Heaven?


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