they met in the desert

* originally published Dec, 2008

They met in the desert and continued on their journey together –  From far away lands, they spoke different languages, had different customs, carried different gifts. But they shared one thing – an unshakable belief that a child would change the world.

To all of the incredibly wise men and women that I have met since this journey began –

I cherish our new-found friendship. I have learned so much from each and every one of you. I have been carried to new heights by your love, your support, your understanding. These have been the greatest of gifts.

My heart is full. Not just with the joys of the season, but with the knowledge that we will continue on our journey together.

Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas.


21 thoughts on “they met in the desert

  1. Jess, you’ve made such a special place here. Merry Christmas to you and yours. And post a picture of Brooke with those Oinker Sisters created by wiz costumer, will you?!

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours Jess, and the entire online DOAM family too! May 2012 be filled with the blessings of shared joys and strength amongst us all. Thanks to Jess for this DOAM “home” we all feel a part of-

  3. covered in goosebumps my friend. This journey we walk together will change the world for our children.
    Wishing you all a blessed, calm, holiday.

  4. I am just getting caught up on all of the reading I have missed over the holidays…fielding calls from stressed-out parents of students…talking to students over the phone (even if they don’t talk back) simply because their parents are sure that they are used to hearing my voice and they hope it may calm them down. Jess, please know that I too (and I hope many other teachers) am walking this road with you even though we are not Mamas or Papas…I truly want the BEST for all of your little ones too.

    • oh, wendy, absolutely. this road is filled with beautiful, wonderful souls like yours who help guide our children. and i thank god for that every day. xo

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