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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday - The Heart of Christmas - a true story.

No it's not Thanksgiving yet, but this song is important and you can have The Heart of Thanksgiving too. I have so many of my dear blogger friends on my prayer list now. They might have cancer, have family members with cancer, death of a pet, suicide, depression, money woes, loss of parents or other family member, and other illnesses. I'm praying like crazy. Have you noticed it too lately? It is a rough time out there.

Now you will cry when you watch this. I've experienced a lot of loss in my life too - but what I have received from this loss is a sense of how important it is to LOVE RIGHT NOW - don't put if off - be with your family and your friends.



"Bear patiently, my heart,
for you have suffered heavier things."
~ Homer

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Some info on the video:
Last Christmas, Matthew West released a touching video, "One Last Christmas" inspired by the true story of the Locke Family and their quest to make one final Christmas wish for their son come true. This year, Matthew delivers yet again another heart-warming and beautiful song, "The Heart of Christmas" as the title song from the GMC movie "The Heart of Christmas" based on this incredible story of the Locke family and the community that gave this little boy one last Christmas. This is truly a Christmas must-see!!

37 comments:

Sandra said...

my friends granddaughter was born with cancer, they found it at 3 months old, she just made her 4th birthday, it was so sweet and horrible the way the church family helped the family.

Remington said...

Beth here -- yep, crying here....we all need to take time and enjoy everyone in our life....great post, my friend!

blueviolet said...

Wow, thank you for sharing that.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Yes, I'm crying. That was a beautiful video. Thanks for sharing and thanks for sharing the meaning behind it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful video ---made me cry too...

I certainly appreciate life much more now ---after my hospitalization and surgery... That certainly scared me...

YES---we need to LOVE right NOW!!!!

Thanks for a great post, Sandie.
Hugs,
Betsy

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Sandie,

Agree with you totally
we do need to love now
and to be with family and friends.

Lovely post today, thank you.


x Fiona

ArtyMarti said...

What a beautiful song, thanks for sharing and the reminder that each moment is a special gift.

Thisisme. said...

The video made me tearful as well. Such a true sentiment my friend, we MUST love and treasure our family and friends right now, for tomorrow may be too late. Blessings to you.

laurie said...

oh my gosh, brought tears to my eyes, such a wonderful post, thanks for sharing,

Eva Ason said...

Lovely video Sandie - what a great message!
Be grateful for your loved one !

Jill said...

Very hard to type through tears. So I'll will just say thank you.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

That's soooo beautiful. Thank you.

My Journey With Candida said...

What a beautiful song and video Sandie. thank you!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful song. Thank you for sharing.

CalamityJr said...

The Locke's live just across the river from my town, and the outpouring of love and support has been so inspiring. Now Dax's mom is trying - no, going! - to raise funds to cover one days' expenses at St Jude's Hospital, and I truly believe she will make it happen. They're an amazing family.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

My heart goes out to families with this kind of heartache. It really makes other problems look so small.

Desiree said...

The link to the video clip is not showing up for me at all, so I am unable to pass comment in that regard. However, I love the message you have shared with us, today, Sandie. Every moment of every day is a gift and ought to be treasured. You have a heart of gold xoxo

SweetMarie said...

Lots of tears. Thank you for sharing.

Sharon said...

So very touching. Yes, I agree - I just had a conversation with my son this morning. We agree, it seems like it's getting rougher in this world - the stresses are increasing.

Prayer - thanks to the Lord, we have a place to turn, and Someone who listens to everything that concerns us.

GOD BLESS!

Shelley said...

You k ow it chatty....all we have is this moment. life can change in a blink.....you have an amazing heart.....I' so glad to call you friend. hunts. Tons of them.

The Boston Lady said...

I needed to hear this today and will add this young man's song to my playlist. No matter our problems, there is always someone else who has it worse.... Thanks Sandie. Ann

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thank you my sweet friend. I know you pray for me and my family every day....you are the friend God has sent to me for this time in my life. You have made a difference! I love you. Linda

Love Of Quilts said...

Lovely song Sandie. Trish

DeanO said...

Sandie - beautiful. As my pastor likes to say "this is where the rubber meets the road" God bless

Flora said...

Great song and story!!

Angela said...

I'll have to watch the video later Sandie. I don't want to be crying in front of the entire family right now! I will agree with you that life is just way too short! Today I'm thankful that I was able to tell my father in law that I loved him before he had his surgery and later passed away. I'm also thankful that he told me that he loved me too!

Love,
Angela

Debbie said...

I am writing this down on my fridge so I can see it. The video alone touched my heart.

And the song is so true. How easy it is to miss the heart of Christmas. I've had it happen to me, in fact. I have gotten all caught up in the "urgent" and missed the truly important.

Loved this, Sandie.

That corgi :) said...

What a touching song/story Sandie! Thank you for sharing it on your blog and thank you for your prayers; I know God hears each and everyone of them and answers them in his perfect timing and perfect will!

We do need to cherish each moment of our lives and those we love; great message to share!!

take care of yourself my dear friend!

betty

Sush said...

This morning I am driving my dear friend to her radiation treatment. She has been 'living' as she like to put it with stage four cancer for six years. She is now needing total brain radiation as the tumors are too many to keep having the cyberknife procedures. She has multiple tumors in multiple organs, yet she still smiles, and does her best to keep living with cancer, not dying from it.

Hugs~

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Sandie... I just can't watch this right now... so much to get done this morning, but I will be back to see it. {hugs} and love ~ t.

Rhonda said...

I among the "weepers" big smile...thanks for the post...it was awesome and the message is so clear....Love Right NOW!
Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Hey Chatty....I commented but I didn't realize I was logged into my dgt instead of me. She's Shelley...the little panda's. Just wanted you to know the comment was for me Oprah...☺☺

Janie Fox said...

I love this. Makes me cry. I love Matthew West. Wonderful song!! Thanks for sharing. I will share this one!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Very nice song. It's always a sobering moment when we see the children down at the hospital. Reid says he knows they're going through some of the same tests and procedures as him and they're too young to understand why it's all happening.

Ann said...

still working on trying to catch up with everyone. Not familiar with this song but very nice, glad you shared it

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you for sharing the video is so touching.

Roxey Lucey said...

I love Matthew West and haven't heard this song. Thank you