Hey guys! Who remembers making a Christmas list for your parents or guardians saying what you wanted for it? I remember going through the Argos catalogue and cutting out pictures of what I wanted before sticking them all onto a piece of paper and made a sort of collage. It was so much fun and one of my favourite parts of Christmas. But, as we sadly all do, I’ve grown up and I don’t have a list as such. I hint to people what I would like but most of the time – it’s just boring stuff like warm socks etc!
But here is what I would ask for if I could.
- A dog.
My whole family have been crazy dog-broody at the moment (someone really needs to coin a term for that!) Literally, we can’t walk past a dog without ‘awwing’ and ‘I want one!’-ing. They just bring so much light and laughter into the house with their unconditional love. I’ve personally never had one before but my parents have and my cousin whom I’m very close with does and they are just so beautiful. Who knows where we will be this time next year – we might be in the situation to have one. But until then, just look at the cute pictures below.
2. A voice.
This sounds dramatic but for those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m currently suffering from chronic aphonia. It’s a condition which means that you can’t physically produce sound. I had it happen last year for three months and at the time of writing this, I’m currently sitting on three weeks being able to only whisper. I’m hoping that by the time this posts, I’ll be my usual chatterbox-y self again. Otherwise, it’ll be charades all the way for me over Christmas.
3. A time machine.
Again, another dramatic statement but there are some things that I would like to change that happened this year as I’m sure everyone would. I understand that there are regrets and mistakes that we do learn from and that we need to character build but there are some things that you wish you hadn’t done/said. Or things that you didn’t do that you wish you had. I know that’s what life is all about – but it would be nice to have a TARDIS every now and then.
4. A new start for my family.
You know those films? The ones that normally start with someone moving to a new town and starting a new job and a new house and leaving the past behind? I would really like for that to happen for our family. All of this sounds really dramatic, I don’t want anyone to worry or be concerned because there’s no need for it – everyone has their problems and their dramas. But I would just really like to look back on our lives this time next year and think ‘wow, look what has changed and look what God has done for us.’ Which leads me onto my next point.
5. A firmer relationship with God.
I’ve been a Christian for years now, which is something I would really like to write a post on in the future, and I’m always desperate for more of God. I’d love to really knuckle down on building a relationship with Him and reading more of the Bible, making an effort to pray more and to just be with Him in general.
So, there you have it! Was that what you were expecting? I was going to put shallow things like makeup and stuff but I thought ‘actually, that isn’t all I want for Christmas.’ What do you guys want for this year? Let me know in the comments below.
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