Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Reason for the Season

I can't believe today is the 23rd of December.  I still have Halloween candy left.  How can it be?  Just another example of how time slips by without warning.

My blog is going to sit empty for a few days as I have been blessed with a head cold on top of having cataract surgery in my left eye.  Putting in three different drops four times a day sucks, but I have to remind myself that having my vision improved is almost the best gift ever!  I get to repeat the process next Tuesday, but it's relatively painless for the awesome reward.  The operation takes fifteen minutes tops, and in a few weeks, I won't need glasses except for reading.  Medicine has come a long way.

The true best gift for me has been the friendships and fans I've found on the Internet.  As an author, I spend most of my time staring at this monitor, and beyond the screen, somewhere in cyberland, are wonderful people I hope one day to meet.  For your amazing kindness and caring, I wish all of you a very happy holiday and a joyous New Year.  Each of you have given me a gift that lasts far longer than ones I will unwrap.  Bless you and your families.

Years ago, I wrote a special poem for a friend.  Now I can share it with so many who mean so much to me.  Prescription?  Read and apply as needed.

Along life's way we chanced to meet when through my path you crossed.
If we hadn't met those years before, just think of all we'd lost. 

We've shared so much, you and me;
Our hopes, our dream, our fears.
We even managed to find the smiles that hid beneath the tears. 

We've grown together, that's for sure;
and even aged some too.
I guess this kind of friendship is what one would call true . 

So please remember one last thing, wherever you may be.
Nothing can change what we have shared.
We're a FRIENDSHIP, you and me!


J Q Rose said...

What a lovely poem. Glad to be making friends in cyberspace too and to meet you at MIU. Good eye sight is a fantastic Christmas gift. Merry Christmas.

Heather Haven said...

As usual, Ginger, a charming, lovable, and very YOU article. I believe you are a wise woman to count your blessings where you find them. Just so you know, I consider you to be one of my many blessings! Merry Christmas, dear friend.

Diane Scott Lewis said...

Merry Christmas, Ginger! I consider you one of my dear friends. The poem is beautiful.
See you (cyberly) in the New Year.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Ginger,
That is a truly moving poem, my friend. Hope the eye sight continues to improve.
Merry Christmas, have a wonderful day.


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