12.24.2011

a very special guest post.


Hello and hope you are all enjoying the holidays! I’m Gabriel, Bethany’s fiancé and the ineloquent writer filling in for her today.  I promise she will be back soon. It’s just that I rarely feel like writing, but the holidays are a subject about which I’ve recently gained some understanding. 
For the past 14 years I have either been in the military or serving with the military in some form or another. I can count on one hand the number of birthdays and Christmases I have actually been home to see. Over the years, when you are gone for more holidays than you’re home, you tend to let yourself think that a holiday is really just another day.  You tell yourself there’s nothing special about the day; nothing to really miss.  Over this last month though, I have realized that this is just a coping mechanism.  Once you admit that you are missing out on something so special, so often, it suddenly becomes a big deal. You realize you’re missing out on a lot. 

This Christmas will be my first at home in years.  And I say “at home” because since meeting Bethany, I think of my home as wherever my beautiful fiancé is. It is not really a place that makes my home, but a person.  Knowing that we’ll wake up on Christmas morning, see each other and open presents together makes me realize that I wouldn’t trade this for anything in the world. Being gone for so long, I kind of lost sight of that.  They say you never really know what you have until you lost it, but I had the reverse of that. I never really knew what I was missing until I found her. Spending Christmas with Bethany is the best gift I could possibly receive.
So, the best gift I can give to others is to remind them of the gift of experience.  No matter how stressful Christmas can be with friends and family, don’t let yourself miss it.  Stop and take it all in. After being away for so long, I know for sure that it’s the best thing in the world.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy every moment with family and friends.

34 comments:

  1. This is precious!! I hope you two have a wonderful, magical, and very blessed Christmas together! :)

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    1. THIS IS GENUINE. NO SCAM. Hi! My name is Myriam Boyer. I want to tell my testimony to the whole world how this great and powerful man called Great Baba helped me to bring back my partner. My man left me for another lady for five years. I almost gave up until my friend advised me and introduced me to this great man whom she met on the internet and how he also helped her. I never believed at first but she encouraged me and i tried to believe and contacted him on his email. I told and explained everything to him and he assured me that he will help me and that i should not worry too much. I believed him and i did all that he asked me to do which i did and it work perfectly and my husband came back to me begging for forgiveness. I am so happy and excited now. I discovered that when my husband came back he even loved me more than the way he used to love me before he left me. Great Baba opened up his eyes to see how much i love him and how much love we ought to share together as one. This is not brain washing contact Great Baba now on Greatbabaofsolution.blogspot.com Highersolutiontemple.blogspot.com Good

      THIS IS GENUINE. NO SCAM. Hi! My name is Myriam Boyer. I want to tell my testimony to the whole world how this great and powerful man called Great Baba helped me to bring back my partner. My man left me for another lady for five years. I almost gave up until my friend advised me and introduced me to this great man whom she met on the internet and how he also helped her. I never believed at first but she encouraged me and i tried to believe and contacted him on his email. I told and explained everything to him and he assured me that he will help me and that i should not worry too much. I believed him and i did all that he asked me to do which i did and it work perfectly and my husband came back to me begging for forgiveness. I am so happy and excited now. I discovered that when my husband came back he even loved me more than the way he used to love me before he left me. Great Baba opened up his eyes to see how much i love him and how much love we ought to share together as one. This is not brain washing contact Great Baba now on Greatbabaofsolution.blogspot.com Highersolutiontemple.blogspot.com Good

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    2. HOW I GOT MY MAN BACK
      i just want to start this way by giving a huge thanks to this man DR. UGO ANDREW for what he has just done in my life and my family . At first i thought it won,t work because many has failed me before but on a second thought i said let me just try and to my best surprise Harris my husband that said and insist he has nothing to do with me and my family again called me immediately this great man DR. UGO ANDREW of generalspelltemple@gmail.com cast a love spell on him and started begging for forgiveness. Well i love him so much and at once i accepted him back and today we are both living in pace and harmony, all the glory is to this man DR. UGO ANDREW of generalspelltemple@gmail.com DOC I THANK YOU once again for you are worthy of all the praise and thanks. forever am grateful and shall ever be to you . i also want to say if you are out there passing through any relationship issues you can contact him today and i strongly believe he will also help you out. once again you can contact him through the following way

      Email Address: generalspelltemple@gmail.com

      WhatsApp Number: +1 (518)855-8371



      HOW I GOT MY MAN BACK
      i just want to start this way by giving a huge thanks to this man DR. UGO ANDREW for what he has just done in my life and my family . At first i thought it won,t work because many has failed me before but on a second thought i said let me just try and to my best surprise Harris my husband that said and insist he has nothing to do with me and my family again called me immediately this great man DR. UGO ANDREW of generalspelltemple@gmail.com cast a love spell on him and started begging for forgiveness. Well i love him so much and at once i accepted him back and today we are both living in pace and harmony, all the glory is to this man DR. UGO ANDREW of generalspelltemple@gmail.com DOC I THANK YOU once again for you are worthy of all the praise and thanks. forever am grateful and shall ever be to you . i also want to say if you are out there passing through any relationship issues you can contact him today and i strongly believe he will also help you out. once again you can contact him through the following way

      Email Address: generalspelltemple@gmail.com

      WhatsApp Number: +1 (518)855-8371

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  2. This is so sweet--enjoy each other! And congratulations on finally being home for christmas. :-)

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  3. What a lovely post! I second what Amanda says as far as the congratulations on being home and I hope that you and Bethany have a wonderful Christmas together! :-)

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  4. Thank you for this beautiful post. It caused me to stop and think carefully about the points you made, about the experience being the best gift. I'm happy for you and Bethany that you may experience this Christmas together.

    Loulou Downtown

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  5. Gabriel, thank you for all of the sacrifices that you and Bethany make in order for you to serve. I am so happy that, for once, you are able to have the holiday you deserve with the woman that you deserve. And I agree wholeheartedly - home is wherever your loved ones are. Enjoy!

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  6. Thank you for this, Gabe. It's beautifully written and sweet. Merry Christmas!!

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  7. this is the sweetest thing in the world. i'm so happy for you both that you're home :) enjoy your time together :)

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  8. You made me all teary eyed, damn you. THAT is what christmas is all about. Have a great one, the both of you. xoxo

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  9. Oh Gabe, you made me cry! Happy Christmas tears though... So I don't mind. It makes my sentimental heart so happy that you two are finally together again.

    Merry Christmas, and the Happiest Ever New Year!!!

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  10. Merry Christmas to you both.

    Gabriel, thank you so much for your service to the country. I am so grateful for you and your fellow soldiers. God bless you!

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  11. this brought a smile to my face!! Welcome home Gabe! Have a merry merry Christmas to you and Bethany!

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  12. What a beautiful guest post Gabriel!! Everything you said on this blog is true and precious :) I'm so happy for you and Bethany and I'm glad you two found each other! Have THE best Christmas ever! May you be blessed with fun, laughter, and happiness this Christmas and all through the new year!! *cheers*

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  13. So very happy you found each other. May your Christmas find you spending many stolen moments under the mistletoe!
    Blessings!

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  14. I think back to all the Christmas memories we've had all these years with just the 4 of us and how special it has been to make it 5 of us! We so enjoy having you as part of our family and feel so blessed to have you with us this Christmas!

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  15. How sweet, Gabriel. I'm so glad you two can share Christmas this year.

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  16. yay glad you two could share it!

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  17. What a lovely post. Truer words have not been spoken/written. Happy holidays to both of you!

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  18. I read this post just as I arrived for an all to short stay with family - it was just the reminder I needed. It helped me set aside the work I thought I "had" to do and instead spent two days just experiencing the holiday with my family.

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  19. For an "ineloquent" fill-in you have a way with words! Thanks for the gentle reminder to treasure what we have.

    Thanks, too, for your service and sacrifice over the years.

    Blessings to both of you as you begin this new phase...

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  21. This is beautiful. Bethany & Gabe: wishing you two a truly joyous end of 2011 together!

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  22. Did Gabriel pick out these pictures!? ;)

    I like this post. I'm a sucker for the significant other posts.

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  23. Please tell me why I am crying reading a post about Christmas in August. So so sweet!

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  24. i am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted Zuma Zuk for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he Zuma Zuk casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you Zuma Zuk for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are p***ng through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact spiritualherbalisthealing@gmail.com or call +2349055637784. and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.

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  26. Wow so excited that the love of my life is back with the help of Dr. Ikhine love spell after looking for real spell help for the past 3 months and i was lucky to meet him finally, His spell work faster with no side effect contact him through email: agbadado@gmail.com Call +2348074089085 or WhatsApp only +2348056932230 for fast answer.

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  27. THIS IS GENUINE. NO SCAM. Hi! My name is Myriam Boyer. I want to tell my testimony to the whole world how this great and powerful man called Great Baba helped me to bring back my partner. My man left me for another lady for five years. I almost gave up until my friend advised me and introduced me to this great man whom she met on the internet and how he also helped her. I never believed at first but she encouraged me and i tried to believe and contacted him on his email. I told and explained everything to him and he assured me that he will help me and that i should not worry too much. I believed him and i did all that he asked me to do which i did and it work perfectly and my husband came back to me begging for forgiveness. I am so happy and excited now. I discovered that when my husband came back he even loved me more than the way he used to love me before he left me. Great Baba opened up his eyes to see how much i love him and how much love we ought to share together as one. This is not brain washing contact Great Baba now on Greatbabaofsolution.blogspot.com Highersolutiontemple.blogspot.com Good

    THIS IS GENUINE. NO SCAM. Hi! My name is Myriam Boyer. I want to tell my testimony to the whole world how this great and powerful man called Great Baba helped me to bring back my partner. My man left me for another lady for five years. I almost gave up until my friend advised me and introduced me to this great man whom she met on the internet and how he also helped her. I never believed at first but she encouraged me and i tried to believe and contacted him on his email. I told and explained everything to him and he assured me that he will help me and that i should not worry too much. I believed him and i did all that he asked me to do which i did and it work perfectly and my husband came back to me begging for forgiveness. I am so happy and excited now. I discovered that when my husband came back he even loved me more than the way he used to love me before he left me. Great Baba opened up his eyes to see how much i love him and how much love we ought to share together as one. This is not brain washing contact Great Baba now on Greatbabaofsolution.blogspot.com Highersolutiontemple.blogspot.com Good

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    I was in a relationship with this guy for the past 1 and a half year.. We became close real fast and were very serious about each other… he’s German and was in the country for her internship.. he left after first 6 months and came back after a couple of months.. he said that he had come down for me.. WE started living – in.. We discussed faMILY, KIDS, future, moving to EU together.. everything was going good until of last August when I started to get jealous about his moves, I got controlling and things started to get worse.. we spoke about it a lot of times where he expressed how he felt but I was not able to understand why I was doing that.. During our discussion I would always say I did .. This February he called it off and since then I have been a mess.. I gave it a lot of thought and realised my mistakes and why I was doing it.. I tried talking to him .. begged him.. pleaded him .. but he says that he has lost all his feelings for me and would never get back to me..I was in my knees praying looking for help, them i fine a comment online how a spell caster help to restored relationship get ex lover back, ” so i decided to give a try coz i love my boyfriend so much. so i contacted Dr happy http://happyspelltemple.webs.com/ tell him all my problem and he gave me 100%guarantee that i will have my boyfriend back after the spell so i was gifted and lucky to have contacted him i did every thing he ask of me and to my greatest surprise a day after the spell my boyfriend call me and apology for what he did to me and ask for my forgiveness to come back again for me, we both are happily living together again plz Contact him urgently via.........
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  29. Hi, I really appreciate your inputs on my situation Dr happy and what could I do with-out you. Thank you in advance. I was in a relationship with this guy for the past 1 and a half year.. We became close real fast and were very serious about each other… he’s German and was in the country for his internship.. he left after first 6 months and came back after a couple of months.. he said that he had come down for me.. WE started living – in.. We discussed faMILY, KIDS, future, moving to EU together.. everything was going good until of last August when I started to get jealous about his moves, I got controlling and things started to get worse.. we spoke about it a lot of times where he expressed how he felt but I was not able to understand why I was doing that.. During our discussion I would always say I did .. This February he called it off and since then I have been a mess.. I gave it a lot of thought and realised my mistakes and why I was doing it.. I tried talking to him .. begged him.. pleaded him .. but he says that he has lost all his feelings for me and would never get back to me..I was in my knees praying looking for help, them i fine a comment online how a spell caster help to restored relationship get ex lover back, ” so i decided to give a try coz i love my boyfriend so much. so i contacted Dr happy http://happyspelltemple.webs.com/ tell him all my problem and he gave me 100%guarantee that i will have my boyfriend back after the spell so i was gifted and lucky to have contacted him i did every thing he ask of me and to my greatest surprise a day after the spell my boyfriend call me and apology for what he did to me and ask for my forgiveness to come back again for me, we both are happily living together again plz Contact him urgently via......... happylovespell2@gmail.com or add him on whats-app +2348133873774 Junia Noel from USA

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