The Sunday before Christmas and all through the house…

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Gardening with Confidence CHRISTMAS

Gardening with Confidence CHRISTMAS
The Sunday before Christmas and all through the house,
The children are bouncing all over the couch.
The presents were wrapped with some noticable tears,
By the kids in hopes to see what will be theirs.

The tree had fallen, and still laid on its back,
It’s Christmastime, so there’s no use giving flack.
Daddy in jammies, and I on his lap,
We had just settled down for a long night cap.

When out in the garden I could see a body,
I strang from his lap nearly spilling my toddy.
I tripped over the tree creating a clatter,
No harm to me, but many ornaments did shatter.

Nose pressed to the window, and squinting to see,
I saw a lady walking away with a tree.
Not understanding at all what I just saw,
I decided to ignore this women’s shortfall.

At Christmastime we plan, and prepared,
Barely acknowledging those in despair.
In our world, where we are rich in family life,
I’m saddened by others, who have other plights.

I come back to Daddy, who is righting the tree,
Asking if the noise woke our little three.
Up the stairs we climb for a peek,
We find our little angels snoring asleep.

We stare at each other with amazement and wonder,
At the gifts God gave us, but we no longer ponder.
Children have made our own world complete,
But we always liked it best, when they are fast asleep.
Merry Christmas to all, and  to all good sleeps!


Helen  Yoest is an award winning writer and speaker through her business Gardening with Confidence ®.

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10 Responses to “The Sunday before Christmas and all through the house…”

  1. Helen, This is so great! You are talented in so many ways! I hope you all are having a great holiday season!

    Elizabeth

  2. Thank E., glad you enjoyed it. We hope your and your family have a wonderful Christmas. H.

  3. patientgardener says:

    LOvely poem

  4. Thanks Helen. Happy Holidays!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family too, Les. I look forward to seeing you in the new year! H.

  6. Les says:

    I love the poem, mainly because it has some of my favorite themes – family, children and toddies. And yes it is a magical time when they finally go to sleep. Enjoy it now for as they get older they will go to bed long after you are ready to.

    Please have a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

    Les

  7. Merry Christmas dear Helen!

  8. HelenYoest says:

    Happy Christmas, Bren. I hope your holiday is merry and bright. H.

  9. David Spain says:

    It’s a wonderful life when we choose to look at things in a way that counts our blessings and allow others their own shortfalls. You are truly a special person Helen and have found the meaning of Christmas, and I’m sure that tree will survive in it’s new home!

  10. HelenYoest says:

    Happy Christmas, David Spain. You friendship is a blessing!

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