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Merry Christmas! As a year-end gift for this special online community, we’ve again prepared “The CatholicMatch 12 Days Of Christmas.” (Check out last year’s here.)

It began with a simple request to nominate CatholicMatch members who have wisdom or wit to share and, hence, deserve a little spotlight. We were amazed by how many nominations poured in! What a blessing that you think so highly of each other.

We tallied votes in the forums and by email, and 12 winners emerged. We’ll feature one each day of the Christmas season (beginning today), asking the same set of questions. We hope you’ll be informed and inspired, entertained and edified.

We’re happy to begin with Deborah.

 

What were the greatest blessings of 2011?

My greatest blessings are my faith and my family. This year will mark my third Christmas in Colorado, after a long decade of living 800 miles away from my children. It took a big leap of faith to relocate, and my reward has been the joyous blessing of living in their lives again. Watching my grandchildren grow through every stage of their little lives has been so precious to me.

 

How has your approached to finding a mate evolved?  

I do not really have a defined approach as far as seeking a mate. I don’t use any of CatholicMatch’s search features, for instance. The influence of generations of southern women in my family while I was growing up is very strong in this regard: It is he that must find me.

 

What’s your CatholicMatch strategy? 

The friends I have been so blessed to find here are all people I have interacted with on the forums. It is my opinion that participating in the forums is the best and quickest way to meet people here.

 

Why do you stay on CatholicMatch?

The friends I have made here and the strong sense of community keep me renewing my
CatholicMatch membership. Where else can I ask for prayers and have that request fulfilled so richly?

 

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

Midnight Mass is my favorite Christmas tradition, along with the weekly lighting of the Advent candles. Spending Christmas Day with my family is still a fairly new tradition and one that I treasure.

 

What is your hope for 2012?

My hopes for 2012 are the same as my prayers: that my family continue to be blessed with health, love for one another, and peace and prosperity in their lives, all while trusting God to keep us on the right path for our individual journeys home.

 

Make a prediction for 2012.

For 2012 I predict that the New Orleans Saints will win another Super Bowl…I will be another year older…and the friendships that have been formed here will still be strong. If my hunch is correct a couple of CatholicMatch love birds I know will become engaged.

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13 Comments

  1. Cindy-534370 December 26, 2011

    MERRY CHRISTMAS! Glad you have been put on the Christmas list, Kudos to you!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    • Deborah-550454 December 26, 2011

      Merry Christmas Cindy! Thank you !

      • Ithro-543226 December 27, 2011

        Fantastic, Deborah… it is very good to see you here! You have giving me a lot of fun talking about you and your pyrotechnic antics!

        • Deborah-550454 December 28, 2011

          Thank you Ithro! I sure miss the Monday Night shenanigans with the girls, where they would egg me on
          to start fires so’s they could call the MIU’s! HA!

  2. Colette-443908 December 26, 2011

    WoooHooo!!! Debbie, I was so happy when I found out you were picked to be showcased on CM’s the Twelve Days of Christmas! You have been and are an amazing friend to me, and to so many others here…. a real blessing! You’ve always been there for me, a true friend no matter what. I look back at the adventures we both had last summer in Colorado, and I can’t help but smile. We had such a blast, didn’t we…. the “Adventures of Lucy and Ethel”! My wish for you this year, my dear friend, is that God will bless you in a very special way.

    Can’t wait to have you celebrate New Year’s Eve with us! Oh, and Debbie…… who are the two lovebirds you’re thinking will become engaged? LOL!

    God’s blessings to you Debbie.

    Colette

    • Deborah-550454 December 26, 2011

      Ha ha! We did have a blast..and managed not to do ourselves any real harm although we were a little
      confused at times, with losing entire parking garages and mistaking nasal spray for eye drops. ahem.
      I will treasure the book of pictures that you had made up for me to remember our time spent together.
      You have been there for me too, in happy times and sad times. :hugs: :) Prediction about an upcoming engagement?? Are you sure that was me?? It’ll be fun skyping with everyone on New Years Eve!

      God Bless!

  3. Bernie-645443 December 27, 2011

    Congratulations Deborah, and keep the great tunes coming ! GBU

    • Deborah-550454 December 28, 2011

      Ah! The never ending Oldies song thread, I love it! Thank you Bernie. God Bless!

  4. Leon-593843 December 28, 2011

    Deborah,

    Congratulations on being the first on stage of people to be recognized in the 12 Days of Christmas contest. Your selection was richly deserved.

    I wish you a Happy New Year filled with much joy, love, peace and prosperity.

    Bloessings, Leon

    • Deborah-550454 December 29, 2011

      Thank you Leon for your kind words! May Blessings abound for you in 2012, Happy New Year!

  5. Marian-83994 December 29, 2011

    Congratulations Deborah for being one of the featured persons for the 12 days of Christmas. I really enjoy your friendship and we have had so much fun on and off the forums. You are a dear soul. May all of your dreams come true this year. Marian

    • Deborah-550454 December 29, 2011

      Marian! How good to see you! Thank you so much for your kind words, I really miss you here girl!
      Yes! We have had some good times together on and off CM. I pray that you are blessed abundantly
      in the New Year.

  6. Danielle-778585 December 31, 2011

    Congratulations on making the list Deborah!! Of course I have to approve of your Super Bowl predictions! I hope you have a very blessed 2012!

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