We always have fun with our Christmas cards…..and I wanted to personally send each and every one of you our card this Christmas! Many people ask us about our cards in the past and can they have one….we’ve put them all in one place on the blog….all of our cards through the years. If you would like to see/read them just click the button at the end of the post. I hope each and every one of you are having a wonderful Christmas season!
HERE’S THE STORY……..
Here’s the story, of a ballerina
Who was looking for a family to write Christmas cards
When she saw a handsome boy on stage in rehearsal
That’s where it got its start.
Here’s the story of a boy named Pitman
Who was looking for a ballerina all his own
He felt sorry for her, she couldn’t write lyrics
So on her finger he put a stone.
Then one day the ballerina married this boy
And they knew that it was much more than a hunch
That the two of them would somehow start a family
That’s the way they all became the Pitman Bunch.
The Pitman Bunch…that’s the way they all became the Pitman Bunch!
(duh, duh, de, duh, duh-duuuuuuuuuhhh, de duh)
A bunch: a connected group, a cluster, many acting as one
Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em – you know the Brady Bunch. They’re a team – they stick with each other even when someone breaks the vase or acts like a dork. They get to the bottom of things and celebrate everyone. Every situation has a happy ending. They are a bunch—a connected group.
Sometimes we feel like a bunch of nuts. Or a bunch of fun. Or maybe even a bunch of malarkey. But, we’re actually a bunch of people that love each other deeply – broken vases and all.
HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS….
among your bunch. Our story shapes us. Through our pains and successes we can become bitter or better. Closed or open. More ignorant or more aware. We can be more aware of the gifts that surround us each and every day. Or not. Our family, our bunch, is a great place to grow strong and great character—–grown through hardship, breaking vases, sometimes acting dorky – and having your bunch there to hold you accountable, see you through, and then celebrate.
We are constantly surrounded by so much buzz, gloss, and hype that we can easily slide into allowing our successes, security, and abundance lead to a type of numbing predictability. Paralyzing indifference comes from being too comfortable. But Jesus doesn’t give proper Hollywood, comfortable Brady Bunch endings to stories. He puts us in just the right bunch – the one we need to shape our stories into purposeful adventures. The one that will nurture and grow strong, great character.
There is a legend of an artist who had discovered the secret to a color of red that no other artist could imitate. He never shared his secret, but when he died a large wound was found over his heart. The moral? No great achievement…or anything of great value can be accomplished without the cost of heart’s blood.
Our bunch may not be famous like the Brady one – but when all is said and done we hope to look back and see that heart’s blood was shed and great character formed in our bunch.
This season our bunch is celebrating that first Christmas when we were sent a Savior – right into our bunch. It cost God heart’s blood.
A Christmas red that cannot be imitated.
From our bunch to yours……….
(©Daune Pitman, 2012)