We don’t have snow in East Tennessee this Christmas or at least not at our house. I’m sure on top of ole Smoky you might find traces of the white stuff, though. Whatever the weather is like where you are, I hope the warmth of the season fills your heart and home with love from friends and kin. Thank you for the gift of your friendship. I am looking forward to continuing to build on what we started this year or years past. May God’s glory brought down from heaven and laid in a manager shine in your life always. ?
DH gets me Christmas mewsic just about every year and this year is no exception. He got me the iTunes Happy Holiday album by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, which I like a lot. I hope you enjoy it, too!
While you listen to the Christmas cheer, I want to share with you a beautiful poem entitled “Gifts” written by my good friend.
by: McGuffy Ann Morris
I’ve already shopped, bought gifts galore,
then wrapped them up with bows and more.
I decorated the house inside and out;
each year brighter, without a doubt.
Still, something is missing; I don’t know what;
I must figure it out: no if, and, or but.
I baked lots of goodies to give and to share,
packaged them all up with love and care.
I wrote out cards from a very long list;
I don’t think there’s anyone I may have missed.
Still, something’s missing, what can it be?
It’s Christmas Eve, around the tree!
Lights are all lit, stockings are hung;
ready for Mass as church bells are rung.
Outside, what’s missing? I finally know.
A gift from the heavens: it’s Christmas snow!
Each snowflake, a miracle sent from above;
each miracle a gift of God’s perfect love.
Silent and holy, the snow pure and white,
reflections of God’s love born Christmas night.