Monday, December 24, 2007

Feverish Christmas Ramblings

Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
The coughing and hacking
Had mom on the couch!

With Josh and his blankie
And mom under hers
The big boys went out
To celebrate Jesus' birth

In our feverish state
We sat so enthralled
Watching old Christmas reruns
Trying hard to recall

The vision of Christmas
We had planned for weeks
For our new son's first holiday
Was not all we had dreamed

But this is "real life"
Things aren't always as planned
Perfect only exists
In sitcoms that are canned

So although it may not
End up as we'd wished
With cookies and fudge
And a great tasty dish

There is love in this house
Of that rest assured
Forever a family
A love that endures

And on this special night
With Santa and Elves
It is about much more
We remind ourselves

So from Mommy and Daddy
And Kenny and Matt
From Joshie and others
LaJoy's, that's a fact

May you have peace tomorrow
As you look round your table
And remember that Christ
Is more than a fable.

Merry, Merry Christmas to All


Hilary Marquis said...

What a poet you are! I hope you're feeling better tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, La Joys! I have your picture with the announcement of Kenny sitting out and have looked at it so many times. It brings me peace and joy to think of you all. So thrilled about the girls! It will be wonderful for all of you - even with expected ups and downs - when I think of a journey I see hills and valleys and lots of love and support to get to the end - which is really never an end - just an ongoing journey! I hope you are all feeling better! Wow - didn't realize you had been sick. I hope today is better and know that I am wishing you a happy holiday and a thrilling new year with the addition of your daughters! Love to you all! Miss Joan