Tuesday, December 02, 2008
What's Your Favorite Christmas Carol and Why
Funny how a certain song can bring back memories from days gone by and give you a warm feeling all over as if a friendly past is coming back to give you a big hug. The song that does that for me is "I Saw Three Ships." That carol brings me back to a time when my Dad was still with us and I guess I was probably 6 years old. Everything in the world was perfect to me, I had a wonderful set of parents, cat, dog, a home with a white picket fence and I felt safe and protected. I remember my daddy telling me to look into one of the glass balls and gradually get closer and closer until my nose looked really BIG! One of the first Christmas carols I learned in school was this one and because we lived only a stones throw away from the ocean I thought for sure that on Christmas day I would be able to see these three ships for myself! It never did happen...:o( but my world was perfect then, I never understood pain, hurt or suffering, there were no real fears in my life. Today when I hear that carol....for a brief moment the world seems perfect again, but my ship hasn't come in yet! So tell me....what is your favorite Christmas carol and why?