Thursday, December 25, 2008

Silent Morning

It is a perfectly silent Christmas Morning.  I haven't yet disturbed the silence with the artificial noise of an appliance, or television, or music of any kind.  

I am going to go out for a run, and then get ready for Mass.  By 8:30 last night, I knew I was not going to get to Mass, I was exhausted.  I woke at 2:00 this morning and thought about going to the 3 a.m. meeting and decided against that too.  So this morning I will go to church on Christmas morning as I usually do.  I love Christmas morning in church, with the vestments of gold and white.  It is so beautiful.

And today as I dress for Mass, I will spritz a teense of Chanel No.5, which was a Christmas gift.  I will think of my mother as I do, for that was what she wore.  

I will thank God that I get to have another sober Christmas.  I am so grateful that I am now in my 25th year of living sober, all 365 days of each year.  And I am so grateful that my loved ones trust in that.  They have no reason to suspect that anything different should happen.  I know that I could drink again, but they don't worry about it - and I am grateful that it isn't even a thought in their heads.  And I know that if I keep doing what I have been doing, odds are, I will be able to be sober for how ever many more Christmases the Lord should give me.  

Merry Christmas everyone.  


Syd said...

I watched the Christmas mass from St. Peter's basilica last night. It is something that I do every Christmas Eve. Have a peaceful Christmas day, MC.

Scott W said...

Sending you warm hugs today.

Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mary Christine!


Trailboss said...

I love Chanel No. 5.

Merry Christmas Mary

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family and love to you and the silence you had this AM. I hope that Mass was as joyful and peaceful as needed and much love!

Patty said...

Merry Christmas

recoveryroad said...

Lovely tree.

I'm pleased we're both sober today.

Merry Yule!

dAAve said...

It seems to work, eh?