Tuesday, December 25, 2012

my favourite things/ Christmas Past/Christmas present/Christmas future

Christmas past
Christmas present
Christmas future

It looked like white Marzipan icing
tonight under the moonlight
and stars

I turned off the outside lights
I didn't need them
soft shadows melted into the moon's gaze
the touch soft upon the sleeping snowy earth
or at least here sleeping

in South Africa
Shoshanna set up the computer
and with Skype
and early morning
we saw all that Father Christmas
had brought the wee ones
so joyful this game we play each year
around our celebrating Jesus
His birth and coming to set us free

tonight the kiddies are free
not abandoned
not waning in weakness
and despair
laughter filling the air
all the way to Gramma's heart

Jedaiah doing a Mexican Christmas
Bethany doing a Prairie Christmas
Eduardo and I back to the Christmases past
just us and friends along the way

I look forward to Christmas future

I  see Grandkiddies on my knee
and hear their giggles
as we play young

any kind of Christmas

my favourite things

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

my favourite things/ happy celebrations

a birthday
61 years
I have shared almost 40 of them

think of all those cakes
all those friends
all those smiling faces
foods of the Birthday Boy's choosing
phone calls
and all those loves

no matter that the school day was hard
that a cold rattles slightly in the throat
that the age clock clicks forward on

we had all things ready
the choices for "your" day all prepared

your smile grew with each phone call
all that love

your sighs lengthened with each mouthful
of your favourite foods
you had waited all day for this

your heart warmed with each gift you opened
knowing the love

your laughter grew as you scored almost double
in our games

The Lord picked your cards
He knew the cherry on top of a great day
must be placed by Him
how could anyone get all the wild cards and all the Aces
like you

God walks with us
and soon we will celebrate His Birthday

God with us

I have been singing Christmas carols
I have been enjoying every thought
that holds Him captive in my heart
I want to hold on to all He is
God with us
always surprising us
with His goodness

May we be present Him with full and happy hearts
when His day comes

Happy Celebrations
my favourite things