Thus the Week Before Christmas

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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!

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