Monday, December 20, 2010

The Week Before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas
and all through the lot
not a creature was barfing
or running for the pot.

The laundry's been hung
but the house is a mess
still I won't let that rubber band
return to my chest.

I've not MUCH to do
just binding and wrapping
and cleaning and painting
oops... no time for napping.

No matter, for Christmas
will come anyway
in the midst of my mess
or my perfect array.

The kids have been naughty
(they should get some coal)
but giving's the part
that is good for your soul.

And, thankfully, Jesus
comes and gives the same way
for all of us whether we feel
that we're ready or nay.

So grace and peace to us all
love, forgiveness (and sleep!)
Merry Christmas to all
and to all a good week!

(On a sadder note, my Father-in-Law lost his mother last week. And, while I am certain Christmas in heaven must be lovely as anything, we will miss her sweet spirit here with us. I was sad to have missed the services and to see out-of town family, but glad we were not there to give anyone a GI virus for Christmas! My love and prayers for Paul and all his family....)


Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh can I get some sleep for Christmas soon. Sorry to hear of your loss, so sad but even harder at this time of year for some reason.

Have a relaxing day full of snoozes on Christmas day. Take care. x

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Brilliant! Love the poem, it's Awesome: )
Add my prayers in too for the family. It is tough for that to happen at this time of year.

blue china studio said...

Oh, what a great poem! Glad you survived that awful flu.

And so sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Jen said...

Great poem!
Sorry to hear about your loss. I was just sending out
some prayers today for the people who have lost someone at this time of year. Our neighbor lost his wife this past summer, and it made me sad to drive by his house because he didn't put lights up this year.
Made me think of how grateful I am that my family is happy and healthy.

Have a Merry Christmas!