Thursday, December 5, 2019

Chris West, Shares Two of His Favorite Christmas Memories

'I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread."
Psalm 37:25 (NKJV)

Guest Post #3

"Two Favorite Christmas Memories" by Chris West

"First, when I was 11 or 12 maybe, Dad (who was a pest control man by trade) was between jobs and times were a little hard, even though we never went hungry in the least.  My mom had collected S&H green stamps during this time and had gifted to her (begrudgingly donated by my grandmother on my dad’s side) some green stamps as well.  Best Christmas I can remember!  I got a bathrobe, a 110 camera (most folks won’t remember that, lol) and something else that I can’t remember.  Mom and Dad worked very hard and would take us out somewhere and do little tricks to make us think that Santa was real, but at this point, we knew Santa wasn’t real anyway and truly appreciated Mom and Dad for what they provided for us and working so hard for us to have a good Christmas.  This was also, most likely, the catalyst that made me realize Christmas was so much more than material things.

The second story was when my first born son, Aaron, was maybe 2 1/2.  He could talk and carry on a conversation like an adult at the time and his love at the time was Jurassic Park.  I swear, my ex-wife and I bought him every single thing related to Jurassic Park.  We were filming it as he opened his presents and after about the tenth one he said “oh great, another (mild expletive) dinosaur!”  Worlds apart from the first story, but still showing how much a mom and dad wanted their kids to have a good Christmas."

Bio:  Chris plays guitar and sings lead and harmony vocals for Blue Moon Rising and has written his fair share of the band’s original material through the years. Chris was taught to play guitar by his uncle, Tony Thomas, and has played in several bands with Tony through the years. Along with Tony, Chris was influenced heavily at an early age by the music of The Knoxville Grass, Boone Creek, The Country Gentlemen, and the Stanley Brothers.  Chris enjoys writing new bluegrass, gospel, and country songs while trying his best to make them sound like they could have been written decades prior.

You can read our Homespun Devotions' Exclusive interview with Chris by clicking HERE!

Enjoy listening to one of our favorite songs written by Chris!

Revival - Blue Moon Rising
Written by Christ West

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A big thank you to Chris for sharing two of his favorite Christmas memories with us!

In case you missed them, you can read previous Christmas Memory Sharing Posts by clicking these links:
Christmas from the Dumpster
Matthew Timmons Shares his Heart this Christmas
Tipper Pressley Shares Christmas Memories & A GIVEAWAY!!
Don't forget to stop by Tipper's post (link directly above) and enter for her giveaway!
The drawing will be on December 10th.