A Precious Christmas Gift…

Cousin Geoff (c) 2012 G.Embleton

Cousin Geoff (c) 2012 G.Embleton

Dear Catherine,

Look, I very well know that you must be the most distant relative I have ever found. But somehow that does not really matter. We have so similar philosophies with our family tree quests. I just love it.
It’s a funny thing that all of what you have said and shown via the modern communications these days has made, for me at least, this year more “christmassy” than I can remember for a long, long time.
So Catherine, thank you so much. I and with my brother Brian and sister Maureen send you all good wishes. And also wish you all the first cousins seven and now eight times “removed” a Merry Christmas.
Thankyou Geoff for a Christmas Gift which brought more pleasure than I can say… Many thanks also for happily giving permission for me to publish your message and photo.
Copyright (c) 2012. Geoff Embleton.

You Are Very Special

In all the world  there is nobody, nobody like you
Since the beginning of time there has never been another person
Like you

Nobody has your smile, your eyes, your hands, your hair
Nobody owns your handwriting, your voice
You’re special

Nobody can paint your brushstrokes.
Nobody has your taste for food or music or dance or art
Nobody in the universe sees things as you do.
In all time there has never been anyone who laughs
in exactly your way, and what makes you laugh or cry or think
May have a totally different response in another.
So – You’re Special

You’re different from any other person
Who has ever lived in the history of the universe
You are the only one in the whole creation
Who has your particular set of abilities
There is always someone who is better at one thing or another
Everyone is your superior in at least one way
Nobody in the universe can reach the quality of combination
of your talents, your feelings.
Like a roomful of musical instruments some might excel in
one way or another
But nobody can match the symphonic sound when all are
played together.
Your Symphony.
Through all eternity no one will ever walk, talk, think or do exactly
like you
You’re Special
You’re Very Special


Adapted from the work of an unknown poet and dedicated to all of our Ancestors.
In telling their stories we continue to honour them, appreciate the differences and
give thanks.

Copyright © 2012. Catherine Ann Crout-Habel