Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Twas the Night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the place
The baby was crying, he was red in the face
The toddler was screaming and throwing his toys
Momma was exhausted from chasing two boys

The stockings that had hung by the chimney with care
Were pulled down by the toddler who wanted them “there”
Papa had tied the tree, with a rope, to the wall
So that the poor tannenbaum could withstand a sure fall

The presents were wrapped with much hustle and haste
Being wrapped during nap times, not a moment to waste  
The baby was teething and the cell phone kept ringing
Asking when they’d be where and what they’d be bringing

Visits and parties and church services planned
Momma was wondering how much she could stand
Bed times getting later and pushed to her breaking
Momma had said “forget it” to baking

Knowing these years don’t last very long
They charged up the cameras and sang one more song
They danced and they hugged and they talked about Jesus
The reason for the “Merry” – He came here to free us

With her thoughts filled with those who feel pain this December
Momma said a quick prayer and will always remember
The free gift of the Christ child is why we choose Joy
All our Hope and Redemption came in one little boy

So with babies now sleeping and the carols all sung
They head up the stair - the stockings re-hung
As they climb into bed - all is calm, all is bright  
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night


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