Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twas The Night Before Christmas ~ for an orphan...

I found this on my one of my long time friend's blog (who I was so blessed to "meet" when waiting for Francesca back in 2005) Lisa at Loos Locos! Seeing how it is Christmas Eve and even though our Benjamin is not with us this season, I know that he will be home with us next year. Is it hard not to have your child at home, in your arm...oh ya it is, but I know in due time he will be.

The presents are all wrapped & under the tree, the girls are fast asleep just waiting to hear the reindeer's bells. The food is all prepared and ready to be served and Papa & Grandma C arrived safe & sound to enjoy our first Christmas in our new home and with their grandchildren!

There is only one last thing I want to say to each and every one of my family & friends who are not with us tonight...

"May your Christmas be merry & bright ~ we love you all so very much. Please say a pray for our Benjamin tonight...just to let him know that he does have a family who also loves him so very much and is {trying to} patiently waiting to come and get him ~ when the time is just right...and I'll be seeing you all really soon...with photos galore of our Holiday Delights!"

(now onto the real reason for this post...)

Twas the Night Before Christmas--for the Parentless.....

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land
there are parentless children, with no toys in hand

No stockings to be hung by the chimney with care
no hopes for a family soon to be there

Their beds are not snug--but cold and quite bare
there are no goodnight kisses--no one to care

While we in our homes, laughing in delight
all settle down for a Merry Christmas Eve night

When in someone's heart--there arises a clatter
there are children in need--who's lives really DO matter!

Away to the computer please go in a flash
to see the sweet face with whom YOU could be matched!

While a child you see--their beautiful face all aglow
could this be MY child--could I already know??

When in the dreams of the orphan--what always appears
is a family to love them, to care and hold dear

As you stare at that child--your heart beats real quick--
for you know in your heart that sweet face will stick

More dreams sweet children have--to call parents by name-
come mama! come daddy! come family to claim!

To the ends of the earth--your heart seems to call
now child--I'm coming--I wish for you ALL!

So on a plane to your child--over rooftops you flew
to hold this dear soul--a wish did come true

And then in a twinkling-I saw through the door
this child of my heart-that was waiting no more

As I got my camera and was turning around-
into my arms did he come with a bound!

He was dressed in many layers from his head to his foot
and into my heart his life was just put

there was no round face--no plump little belly
just sad little eyes, and legs shaking like jelly

In a swirl of a pen, and a stamp and a seal
my world became brighter--like I could suddenly feel!

We spoke not a word--they weren't needed at all
and I knew in this moment where I got this call

God layed his hands on my heart--and to the occasion I rose
and He could do it for you--this question He'll pose.....

It won't be a shout--no not even a whistle
it won't be real clear--but faint like a whisper

Can you make room in your heart--if you try with your might?
And make a difference for one--help them see the light?

I can see you exclaim as you hold your child tight--
Thank you Lord for this gift--you got it EXACTLY right!


Football & Fried Rice said...

Oh my goodness - seriously - just what my heart needed to hear today.

Love you,

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

I'm sorry you have to wait until next year to complete your family, our thoughts are with you.
Happy Holidays