Sailing Around The World

Christmas Eve Thoughts

When I think of Christmas Eve I instantly think of a cold clear night with hard crunchy snow as I walk to church to give thanks to the real eason why we celebrate Christmas. I think of the candle light service and how the church becomes so hot from all the hundreds of souls holding candles to shine bright in the dark night to find your way out of the dark past. I think of my family all gathered together drinking after church and being happy to finally talk about the years past events and what they plan to change in the new year. Then we all retire to bed and wait for Santa to grace us with presents and gifts for all that we care for. My heart swells at that moment that my family will get to open the presents that I have taken time to find for them.

 Unlike the last 29 Christmas to now I am alone by choice to fix, clean, and better Dragonsbane. I am also happy to get my scuba certification. I wanted to experience having no one around to enjoy all that god has given us and see what I really miss. SO being alone I went to a bar across the pound and found my new friends from Key west that are traveling as a band by sailboat to St Thomas, They filled a small void in my heart tonight but did not take place of my family. I think god will no matter what take care of you even when you’re alone if only you go out and look around. I am so joyed to meet these people and give them the gift of knowledge on how to repair there sailboat. I can’t afford to give all the gifts I would like to my family but I keep them in my heart and will think of them everyday and wish them the best.

 Christmas is to remember all the good and bad of the past year and  share it with your family, friends, and in my case the strangers that open there hearts to this simple idea of being happy to be together. So hug your family, and give thanks that you have a warm house, and people to enjoy it with. Other wise what the hell is it all for if you don’t understand that simple pleasure.

God Bless,

Jacques

12 responses

  1. jessA.

    Warm wishes to you my friend.. always interested to hear what thoughts this solitary holiday brings to you.

    December 25, 2012 at 3:56 am

    • Thanks and to you to Happy New Year!

      December 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  2. Sro

    Merry Christmas Buddy

    December 25, 2012 at 3:57 am

    • Whats dude hope all is well and I am guessing your in the great U.P. wish I was there. Thanks for the wishes

      December 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  3. Lora Latvis

    I am sure you are in your family’s thoughts and with them in spirit! Your dad will be back soon to build so many more memories with that will create stories for every christmas to come!! Have a great Christmas!

    December 25, 2012 at 4:08 am

    • Like always always up lifting words! Have a great Christmas and a Happy New year!

      December 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  4. Pete Weingartner

    Merry Christmas!!! Glad you are getting certified…now you can pursue those lobster and grouper I suggested previously, and of course, just diving where you are will be stupendous!

    Pete W.

    December 25, 2012 at 4:48 am

    • You bet Pete, I can’t wait to get in the water and start chasing lobster and grouper. Maybe you could suggest some gear that I should get for catching those little buggers?

      December 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  5. Barbara Soumis

    Jacques, I love you so very much. All of us will be thinking of you throughout the Christmas Day. Your gift to me is helping Dad to come home for Christmas! Mom

    December 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    • Your welcome Mom, Love you and Family to!

      December 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  6. Eric

    Merry Christmas bud.

    December 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    • What up Buddy? Hope the traffic has been good for going to work and back. Have a great Christmas and New Year, Please drink many beers for me because there way to expensive here!

      December 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm