Monday, December 24, 2012
Got my menu planned and the house cleaned up this morning. Now relaxing and waiting for the kids to show up. It will be wall to wall for a few days but wouldn't have it any other way. We do Christmas eve with just treats and sloppy joes to eat. Made theirs and then did a small amount for myself because of the tomatoe in theirs. We go to Christmas Eve service at church and then home to play games with the kids. Christmas morning we open presents and the kids get stockings stuffed with little gifts from Santa. That has been a tradition since they were all little. Then we write our notes for the White Stocking for next year.
This White Christmas Stocking
The presents were all there under the Christmas tree.
The stockings were hung and filled, one for Mom, Dad and me.
And what's that... Another one I didn't see?
A beautiful white stocking that seemed to be empty.
It was the stocking for baby Jesus. Only he had been forgotten!
So we each wrote on a piece of paper and slipped the notes into the stocking.
To be left until next Christmas Eve. On that night we will take them out to read.
Did we fulfill our commitments, our goals or give to those in need?
For those are the daily gifts we can give, that give to Jesus too.
Gifts of love from each of us. Gifts of love to you.
Again on Christmas Day we will write a little note, and tuck it in the White Christmas Stocking to fill the year with hope.
May all your dreams come true, may your Christmas be Merry and may the new year to good to all of us.