And all through the house,
Not a creature is stirring,
Not even my spouse.
Packages are all wrapped,
Most recipes have been made.
And to her dad's for a visit,
Mr LKP whisked Mini-Me away.
A sweet call from a friend
has just been hung up.
The dogs are outside
Blissfully running amuck.
While cranberries & oranges
are simmering away,
Bing's crooning of an axe, apple & jacket
from back in the day.
In this serene Christmas moment,
My thoughts are reflective
Of this year's activities
And our busy perspective.
2011's been a struggle,
There've been heartaches - no lie.
Why, just this month's been trouble,
Even our health's been awry.
Despite all these set backs -
Despite several tears,
We've also been given many
Sweet blessings this year.
Stockings are hung from the shelf,
Why dwell on specifics?
With what-ifs, why trouble oneself;
When from here its all quite prolific.
Amidst traditional music & movies ahead...
Carolers, gifts, and food as well;
For a moment, focus on the Savior instead,
And may His love within your family dwell.
On the Gusty Ridge Ranch it's my Luke 2:19 year -
Soon photos on the blog will arrive, sweet & bright...
But, until then, Merry Christmas to all (said in cheer),
And to each one of you we wish a good night!
"But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart." - Luke 2:19