Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dear Santa, You're Fired...

Now before you accuse me of being a Scrooge, just hear me out.

I have nothing again the jolly messenger of cheer and his herd of reindeer. I'm just convinced that this Christmas, my "Wish List" is above Santa's pay grade.

For starters, I would like to make a few returns. Like my dad's recent diagnosis of Amyloidosis (really bad blood disease). Oh, and his subsequent diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma (really, really bad cancer along with really bad blood disease). No thank you, we're not interested.

I'd like to ask for Miss M to be cured of her RSV,
my friend to see justice revealed in her difficult situation,
my sister to have her house, family & normal life back,
my 8-yr old neighbor to not have to spend part of his holiday in the hospital for chermotherapy,
and my brother-in-law's family to get everything back that they lost in their house fire.

You see, I think I've realized that health, wealth, security and material possessions can be taken from us in an instant. And no wish list or well-meaning fat guy with a fluffy white beard can really bring me what I most desire this year.

And while I really would take any of the things on my list, I find my ONLY comfort in knowing that my requests have not been whispered into the ear of my local mall's Santa Claus.

They've been presented to the ultimate Giver of all Good Things. And in His perfect wisdom, He will provide whatever He knows I need most this year.

Now if Santa insists on bringing something down the chimney for me, a pair of pearl earrings wouldn't take much room on the sleigh.

I'm just sayin'...

7 comments:

About Me said...

((hugs)) and a smile :)

Emily said...

I agree - Santa is completely fired this year. Thank goodness that we are celebrating the birth of a savior - we have been shown our great need this year for sure!

Uniquely Monogrammed said...

I love it. I sooo enjoy reading your post. You are such a great writer. even the simplest message is so well delivered.
I agree with you. After hearing about the death of a 22 year old boy that was dear to my husband and myself, the 17 year old in a comma from our old school, the 300 homeless that live in a tent, and the people that you mentioned above (not sure if I can handle any more bad news week) it only reminds me that God is gracious and gives us so many blessings and one of them is our life and health. We so often take our health and the fact that we along with our family members actually wake up every morning and are alive. Thank you God for your blessings.
With all that you are going through I hope santa reads your blog and brings you some pearl earings.

Diana said...

My first response as I was reading was a "Woah... too negative for this time of year..." and then I was so blessed as I kept reading... Jesus is the reason for CHRISTmas... and all I really want this year is more of Him, in whatever way He sees fit... for you and your loved ones may it be the Healer and Giver of Strength!

Christy Odom said...

I am very sorry to hear of all of the sad news. I am thankful for our Savior and the peace he is bringing to you despite these difficult times. Love, prayers, and hugs to you and your family. Merry Christmas.

Becky said...

Jenny,
I loved this post :o) Thanks for sharing! I hope the entire extended Bugg clan had a great day together. miss you guys!

A Pharisee named Grace said...

Well said...