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I can’t answer that question

By Darcy L. Fargo

Darcy Fargo

Dec. 21, 2022

I don’t have an answer to the question.

You know the one. It comes up this time of year with family and close friends.

“What do you want for Christmas?”

I can’t think of a single thing I want or need.

As I racked my brain on countless occasions trying to come up with stuff to add to my list, it occurred to me that the difficulty of the task proved something I already knew: I have gifts all around me, all the gifts a person could ever need!

I have the love of my amazing family and friends, including my two awesome men (my husband and son). I have a warm home. I have food in my refrigerator and pantry. I have a closet full of clothes. I have lots and lots of stuff.

As they say in the multitude of infomercials and product promotions we see this tie of year, “but wait! There’s more!”

I have a career I love and find fulfilling. Because of and through that career, I’ve been given even more gifts.
It’s a gift to work with Christine Ward, the NCC’s longtime editorial assistant. In addition to working hard for the paper and the diocese, Christine adds joy and positivity to everything she does.

It’s a gift to work with the North Country Catholic’s reporters, columnists and photographers and the diocesan staff. These are people who love the Lord and love sharing Him and His works with others. They’ve shared the Lord with me.

But wait! There’s more!

It’s a gift to work with the faithful of the North Country. I’m blessed that you share your faith, your kind words and even your constructive criticism with me.

It’s a gift to work for Bishop Terry R. LaValley and to help him share the Good News – both the Gospel and how we’re living it out here in the North Country.

But wait! There’s more.

It’s a gift to know that our God loves us so much, He sent his Son to live among us and to save us from sin and death. In fact, that’s the biggest and best gift of all. It’s the real reason we celebrate. It’s the reason I don’t have the answer to that question: I have been given everything I need.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at the North Country Catholic. You, the NCC’s readers and supporters, remain in my prayers this season.

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