Twas EARLY Christmas morning
(Like FIVE FORTY FIVE)
When tiny little voices made our room come alive!
Mommy! Daddy! Santa was HERE!!!
You could feel their grins spread from ear to ear
The cuteness really was too much to handle when Emmy exclaimed
"I think he brought us Hanukkah candles!!"
We forced them to lay still in our beds
Until I could get the energy to literally raise my head
Finally we let them run to see
All of the goodies left under the tree
Wouldn't you know even after checking that list twice
These three kids ended up on the one labeled "nice"
A giant nerf gun and a magic wand made by elves
She didn't waste any time casting some spells
Even the cats were granted their secret wish
And those "candles" turned out to be giant pick-up sticks
We paused for some breakfast - my favorite each year
Because cinnamon rolls and bacon scream "holiday cheer"
Then we sorted those gifts and each took our place
With happiness in our heart and a smile on our face
The best gifts are the ones that don't come from a store
Proving that Christmas is about so much more
Than presents and trinkets and all of the THINGS
It's about family and togetherness and the love Jesus brings
Sure new lipstick is a ton of FUN...
but the best part of the day is hugs for everyone!
New dolls are awesome art supplies, too...
but nothing compares to time with your crew!
We soaked up each moment we loved all the frills...
(they especially loved those crisp dollar bills!)
Movies and clothes and books! Oh my!
Dolls and an Atari were a wonderful surprise!
Each gift brought love that filled up our sweet space
And nothing compares to joy on their face!
Merry Christmas from us to each one of you...
and blessings in the New Year, too!