Friday, December 24, 2010

T'was the Night Before Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas
and all through the house
the kids were all Wii-ing
and stressed was my spouse.


Ten stockings were hung by the chimney with care
in the hopes they wouldn't topple
into somebody's hair


When up in the bedroom there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter
Away to the doorway I flew in a flash
to see a small child sprinting a 50-yard dash. {away from the scene of destruction}

More rapid than eagles my words they now came
and I whistled and shouted and forgot all their names.
Now Katie, now Jakie, now Chloe come here
I know where you live so you cannot steer clear.

In the midst of the chaos the dog started barking
just what the kids needed to diffuse Mama's snarking

{Oh sure...she looks all calm right here but don't let that fool you.}

Just when my head seemed about to explode
The sounds of sweet singing filled my humble abode
My children were singing about Jesus' birth
and all of a sudden, my heart filled with mirth.

Life can be messy and filled with frustration
and sometimes we can only dream of vacation
but with all of it's trials, it comes with the promise
That God will be with us, no matter the....um.... {someone help--nothing rhymes with promise}

well...anyway... I'm obviously not a poet, but I do know that God has always been by my side and will always be beside you, too.
Have a wonderful day celebrating His birth!

Merry Christmas,

my darlings...

"Let me tell ya...

I've been good!

Real Good.
{You believe that, right?!}

12 comments:

Lori said...

Bahahahaha! I love it!!

Brian & Rachel Davis said...

"No matter what's wrongest"
Works for me!
Love it, thanks!

sara said...

this was AWESOME!!!! I love it!!!

Lynsay said...

Love you guys. Have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs!

Kristin Ferguson said...

Thomas? Llamas (sort of)? I think you are definitely a poet! Very clever and sweet although I can't believe that Jeff is stressed. :) :) :)

Merry Christmas!
Love, The Fergusons

Kim K. said...

Have a blessed Christmas!!

trustandobey said...

Merry Christmas!!! Let me know how the Christmas Eve service went:) I know you are having a great morning!
Lisa
ps-I never knew what a poet you were!

:)De said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Gretchen said...

Merry Christmas!

And you are quiet the poet.

Theanne... said...

Fantastic poem! Your family is the best!! Love visiting! Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

roomforatleastonemore said...

LOve it! Hope your Christmas was Merry! From the looks of it... I'd say it definitely was. Almost teared up thinking of Ryan being so far. You are such a sweet Momma to skype him ... like i said, tears.

Oh and the ONLY word I could think of (and I have an English degree) is

RHOMBUS (as in the shape, aka diamond).

LOL! Not sure it works. at all. :)

roomforatleastonemore said...

LOve it! Hope your Christmas was Merry! From the looks of it... I'd say it definitely was. Almost teared up thinking of Ryan being so far. You are such a sweet Momma to skype him ... like i said, tears.

Oh and the ONLY word I could think of (and I have an English degree) is

RHOMBUS (as in the shape, aka diamond).

LOL! Not sure it works. at all. :)