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On November 9, 2019
-Bev- 107 (harmony)
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JOURNEY TO THE OLYMPICS - ROUND FOUR - PEACE
This song for me represents Peace I remember one Christmas in particular many years ago...I had become homeless with my three girls as the relationship I was in broke down and he wanted us to move out... I stayed with a friend for a week but had to look for a place to rent..it was actually two weeks before Christmas and I had very little money...I had some savings but was going to use them on Christmas presents... I couldn't as I had to find a roof to put over our heads...! I found a little two bed Terraced house unfurnished..I only had a few items of furniture and no beds so we slept on a mattress...I managed to get a grant from the authorities to help me get some basic things second hand mainly... I had no money to get gifts for my girls...we managed to get hold of a turkey with what little money I had left and some vegetables. I remember Lucy saying to me a few nights before Christmas...she said mum I don't care about Christmas presents just as long as we have some food...and we are together. I held back the tears until she went to bed....Then a miracle happened my best friend's daughter sorted through her old toys and gave them to us, so the girls would have christmas presents on Christmas Day... Christmas Eve I went along to Midnight Mass this Christmas carol was sung by the choir and the congregation...I felt a sudden peace come over me and realised the true meaning of Christmas was not giving presents but Love and friendship which is more precious ....being with the ones you love. Love and Peace is very important and I found my peace on Christmas Eve...Ok I had nothing materially, but I had more than that I had my family, true friendship, love and peace....who could ask for more!
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Oh Bev, this was so beautiful!
And your story really touched me. I know what it's like to move 2 weeks before Christmas. We did the same, kinda similar but not as tough. Had to sell up (after divorce) and find new. I was lucky and found our TARDIS. Our only hardship was no heating as the central heating system was a baxi back boiler and unsafe on inspection the day after we moved in.
I cannot imagine the heartache you went through and the difficulties of finding somewhere to go. I am so glad you had a friend also who looked out for you.
My heart is always with the homeless because I know just how easily it could be any one of us.
Love be with you and your girls now. I hope life is treating you much kinder.
Thanks for making me Hot with the Heat stickers :-D Love ya's
Awww we all forget how blessed we are .... so glad you found a home for Christmas.... and it's times like these you find out who your true friends are......
sounding BEAUTIFUL my friend .....
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Loved my Listen..... Love and Hugs xxx
Bev, your story brought me to tears!!
How sweet we're/are your kids???
So glad they got to have some Christmas presents!!
I nearly picked this song but changed my mind! LOL
Glad I did now because your lead and harmonies are soo soo beautiful!!
I feel all peaceful now after hearing you!
SWEETIE..YOU HAVE REALLY BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH IN YOUR LIFETIME.. BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE..HERE'S PROOF! YOU MADE ME CRY WITH YOUR STORY AND ANGELIC SING.... B E A U T I F U L.............WOW... THANK YOU SWEETIE.. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS ALWAYS.................HUGS,RIBBON~
Well school begins for teachers in NC on Monday........then the kiddos come August 17th. PRAY !!
Hello BEV, The harmonies on this are beautiful!This is my favorite religious song from my childhood!I loved reading your story above.You are a "steel magnolia" as we say down here in the Southern USA.Hugs,Penni
Beautiful song!! Wonderfully sung Bev!!Enjoyed my listen!!sol~
Merry Christmas , Bev ! I was touched with your story. Wonderful sing , and the peace radiated to the air . Loving my listen!!!
What a heartwarming story of your Christmas miracle of inner peace! This is my favourite carol and this was a great rendition my friend.
It sure doesn't get more peaceful than a Silent Night.A genuine sing with lots of passion.Lovely harmony mf.Much enjoyed
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Oh Bev.... you have tears streaming down my face.... as i have been in the same place where you were in your story.... and Dear One.... i know EXACTLY how it feels and what you went through.... and if it wasn't for the LORD JESUS.... and his HEAVENLY PEACE..... i would be one lost soul.... This was such a GORGEOUS DIVINE SING..... Thank you so much for sharing your story and this Beautiful song and sing of yours....Hugs and Many Blessings.... ~~ ~~
What a touching story you brought to us. It really moved me. Even when we have very little, we might still have a lot. Feeling at peace inside is as important as world peace. I guess it's all linked and intertwined.Well done with your singing!
So magically sung for us.....thank you for sharing such a personal story with us and finding the true meaning of Christmas , peace, joy and happiness with those you love and who are there for you in troubled times. Sorry that you had rough times in your life but you are still here with us showing us what a strong person you are...... a true survivor and inspiration to us!
yes, very calm, peaceful, serenity ..all these words come to me when I hear this song...we all seem to have had our troubles growing up and with life in general, but when I hear a beautiful song as this, there is hope!! love your entry & sing!God Bless!prez
Oh wow your story brought a tear to my eye. I couldn't imagine the difficulties you have seen. This song is certainly the ultimate song of peace. A beautiful performance. Loved my listen.
Very touching singing and harmony.I was more impressed with your story.Like the story of O Henry, it is a wonderful depiction of the truth of life.It seemed like a Christmas miracle story like a “Christmas Carol”.I listened to your song over and over while reading your story using Google Translate.Thank you for sharing.Unodos
Hello Bev sounds like something you read in a Dickens novel .It's hard at the best of times but just before Christmas and what you suffered to survive I feel for you . So pleased you got through it . Beautiful sing on this enchanting song with added harmonies to enhance the performance very moving vocals wonderful rendition John
Was up all night listening and typing comments... my shoulders are screaming... BBL!
just love this Bev......hugsErela
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