i ripped the plastic off of my new johnny cash: The Christmas Spirit CD and popped it in. i could hardly wait to hear the little drummer boy. my friend hermie and i would always listen to this song together. the thought of the poor boy was just too much to bear, but it was a reminder we needed to give ourselves as to how fortunate we really are. can never forget.
i sent hermie a text the moment it came on, "listening to johnny cash xmas album and thinking of u!" she quickly answered that she was running to find her copy so she could listen to it. i smiled and felt all warm inside because in that moment, she reminded me just why i loved her so much.
the next song, ringing the bells for jim, however is the one that really knocked me off keel. the words were so heavy, my arms buckled and i just couldn't hold on to them. uncontrollable emotions leaked from my soul. i wasn't expecting this. you see, it reminded me that at this very hour, my very dear sisterfriend BJ continues to live with an incurable form of cancer. i earnestly pray for her and all others who are touched by this sometimes unforgiving disease. i pray and pray and pray. won't you join me please?
*Have a Conscious Friday and a divine weekend.