Zuzu’s Petals

Desperate Jimmy Stewart runs down the bridge, I grasp my heart, he has my complete attention. It is coming, my favorite part of the movie, so much emotion. He cries out to God, “I want to live again!” The snow begins to fall and he finds Zuzu’s petals in his pocket. I love the scene so much that my heart swells. It is ok that his bills aren’t paid. It doesn’t matter that he is headed to jail. He doesn’t care anymore that his dreams never came true, he never traveled the world, and he never became a millionaire. He has his life back. He has his wife, his children. He has his God.

Just a few more days until Christmas. It is coming as quickly as the movie playing and my favorite scene approaching. In the blink of an eye, I will be holding my heart and fighting back the emotion. I will sit and watch Madison explore her stocking. She will finally open the gifts her Daddy and I planned and purchased for her. James will open and love his gifts. As if that wasn’t enough, there are gifts wrapped for me also that must be opened. James will get me what I asked for. Madison will give me something she bought at “The Christmas Shoppe” at school that I will treasure forever no matter what it is. The day will be, well, Christmas. It doesn’t get any better than that.

But today, I love today. I sit and stare at the Christmas tree. The presents are wrapped and under the tree. There is a twinkle radiating out of everyone. The movie is playing, my favorite part is almost here. It doesn’t matter what hasn’t been accomplished in my life, it doesn’t matter what regrets I have, it wouldn’t even matter if I was headed to jail, today I remember Jesus gave me my life. I have my husband and my daughter. Today, life is wonderful. Merry CHRISTmas!!!


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34 thoughts on “Zuzu’s Petals

  1. A great movie indeed. I had the priviledge of owning/working in a building that used to be Jimmy Stewart’s residence and was acquainted with is daughter who lived next door before she retired to AZ a few years back. I have a watercolor painting Jimmy did in 1942 hanging in our living room.

    Merry Christmas and thanks for a super blog siteโ€ฆ..Ray

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  2. Thank you for writing, sharing, and pointing out the simple beauty of life, and the true gifts we are given every day. That is my favorite movie too, for so many reasons that are intimately personal to me. May God bless you with a very Merry Christmas, and the joy of the birth of the Christ child, Jesus, reign in your heart always.

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  3. In Hawaii a term used widely for living each day in the moment, is called to Live Aloha. Aloha has a much deeper meaning than just hello and goodbye. I try to live each day like this… Easier said than done. May your day be filled with such aloha.

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  4. I find this movie also the best one ever. If I remember correctly the movie was released in june/july, believe that’s right and at the time was a box office dud. Little did they know.

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  5. We have the same taste in movies. “It’s A Wonderful Life” is also one of my favorites. And thank you for keeping Christ in CHRISTmas. He really is the REAL reason for the season. Read today’s post on my blog for my own Christmas story. Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  6. I pray a Zuzu’s petals moment for everyone this Christmas season!

    Thanks for following God’s call to share your story. It has been a gift to me and OBVIOUSLY so many more.

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