LUTHER NEWS: Sending some belated Christmas greetings

I have been laid low with pneumonia since Christmas Eve. In the meantime, I don’t have much news to share, but I do have a wonderful greeting sent to me by my good friend Sister Joann Boucher, which I know she would want me to share with you. She sends her love to all of you.

Christmas Greetings

I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book

And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look.

And that is when I realize that these names are a part

Not of the book they’re written in, but of my very heart.

For each name stands for someone whose path touched mine, and then

Left such a print of friendship that I want to touch again.

And while it sounds fantastic for me to make tis claim,

I really feel I am composed to each remembered name.

And while you may not be aware of any special line,

Just meeting you as shaped my life more than you can think

For once you’ve met somebody, the years cannot erase

The memory of a pleasant word or of a friendly fae.

So never think my Christmas greetings are just of mere routine

Of names upon a Christmas list ~ forgotten in between,

For when I send a Christmas greeting that is addressed to you,

It’s because you’re on that list of those I am indebted to.

For one is but a total of the many folks they’ve met,

And you happen to be one of those I prefer NOT to forget.

And whether I have known you for many years or few,

In some way you have had a part of shaping things I do.

And every year when Christmas comes I realize anew,

The greatest gift is knowing Christ, and knowing folks like YOU!

And may the Spirit of Christmas that forever more endures,

Leave its richest blessing in the hearts of YOU and YOURS

Thank you, Sister Joann! All your friends in Luther love you and miss you!

Since I have no news to share with you, having been housebound for the past week, I will

close for this week, and go rest my weary bones!

Thought for the week; Old age ain’t for sissies!

Have a great week!