View Full Version : The magic of Christmas...I believe.

Roxee's Dad
12-22-2009, 10:00 PM
I believe in the magic of Christmas.

Many, many years ago, my grandmother told me a Christmas story. She had a major role in raising me and she has always been my hero. She past away about 20 years ago but I will never forget her love or the person that she was. When Pattee and I first got together, I would stay up every Christmas Eve and sit with our pup, her name was Chainee (short for Chainsaw) at the time. I would leave a party early because I always had to be home before midnight on Christmas Eve. :o When Pattee asked me why, I could only answer that there is a magical moment when the animals can speak, I didnít remember the whole story but just remembered sitting with my grandmother on Christmas Eve and waiting. Patty said she had never heard of this before so she just always played along and put up with my need to be home by midnight.:o

About 10 years ago or so, she was shopping and came across a Christmas card and after reading the story, she purchased all that they had. She was excited :D because she now had found the whole story that I had so longed to remember in memory of my grandmother. :)

The animals gave Him a manger-bed,
Gathering near as Christ was born,
And when He smiled and blessed their love,
The animals spoke on Christmas morn.
And now on every Christmas Eve,
A wondrous miracle takes place,
And the Animals speak among themselves,
Of the love that smiled from Jesusí face.
Based on an ancient Slavic legend

So some 50 years later, I still have to be home by midnight on Christmas Eve, surrounded by my babies in the hopes they have something to say.:o :):):)

I still believe in the magic of the season and the magic of hope. I guess it's something learned or passed down from my grandmother.

Wishing everybody a Happy Holiday with special thoughts for our members that are going through a very difficult time and for all furry friends in need of a good home.

12-23-2009, 07:52 AM
Oh John,

I've never heard that Christmas story, but it's beautiful. So is your tradition :)Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to everyone, and extra special thoughts and prayers.

Jane and Franklin xx
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12-23-2009, 12:16 PM
This is such a wonderful story, John. Wouldn't it be nice if they could talk to us just once in awhile.:)

I hope you and your family, furbabies included, have a wonderful Christmas.

Squirt's Mom
12-23-2009, 12:22 PM
Dear John,

What a beautiful story to hold in your heart all these years. Thank you for sharing...I needed this story just now. Bless you and all of yours.


12-23-2009, 05:24 PM
John, I also remember it, and also distantly.

Unlike you I do not connect this story with a dearly beloved, but I know it was someone important to me.

Your post gives me chills everytime I read it.

God's blessings, Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings to us all.


Casey's Mom
12-23-2009, 11:34 PM
Thank you John for sharing the spirit of Christmas with us. I too have heard that story but cannot place how I came to hear of it. I had many magical Christmas Eve's out at the farm with only the horses, dogs and cats around during night feeding. It's the best feeling,

Roxee's Dad
12-25-2009, 12:15 PM
I hope everyone had a wonderfull Christmas.

My furbabies thought it was magical this morning :);)

Rozee and Bitsee wallowing in their new toys:D

Finally found something Mickee likes (antlers - Thanks Leslie for the idea):)

Kittee even got into the Christmas spirit with her new toy:)

and Roxee is here in spirit ;) R,IMHF

03-04-2010, 09:40 AM
John ,Little golden books have the story you are talking about ,i was looking at a first edition the other day.Its a lovely story,my mum used to buy me these books and still remember them today. Oh i know its an old post but loved your story ,thought id reply before taking Arwen to the vets.:)

Suz xx:D