Thus the Week Before Christmas


Thus the week before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring not even my spouse A small Christmas tree had been placed on a stand So he could “see” Christmas from his power wheelchair The last of our children this past year had been wed So most of my parenting worries I’d shed While Lynn takes a nap, I put on many hats I cook and I clean and on my keyboard I tap When out of the quiet, I hear Lynn start to chatter I listen intently wondering what’s the matter? “Hey Sweetie,” he calls, “can you come get this trash?” Now what is he doing? I muse as I dash. The room as I enter looks peaceful and glows With the lights from the tree and the wreath’s bright red bow When what to my wandering gaze should appear But his hand inching forward and heading straight to the gear With a fear of disaster, I step over a split drink Knowing in a moment he’d cross the room in a blink More rapid than careful toward the joystick I aim As he questioned my purpose and asked me my name. Waking up a bit more, he asked, “What’s that you’re fixin?” I give him my answer and head back to the kitchen. In less than ten minutes once again he does call, A deep sigh I do make and turn back toward the hall. As I care for his needs and my hands I do dry, I think of our blessings and tears of joy I do cry I admit that at times my thoughts are quite blue But I know in my heart that our faith is our glue When I fear we won’t make it, I see I have proof That our Lord is providing with His Word as the root. His promises have power; His love does abound His voice is a whisper, it makes not a sound. Through Christmas He gave us the hope of new life In His wisdom He gave me to Lynn as his wife With God’s grace and Lynn’s love, there is nothing I lack Through my service to both, a small portion I give back. As I settle back into my chores for the night, I pray for endurance, understanding and insight. With a smile I keep going, there’s more to get done But Christmas is here and we’ve been saved by the Son. Merry Christmas!
English: Nativity scenes in Sanok
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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