Monday, December 7, 2009

This Year for Christmas

We skipped the sales after Thanksgiving.
The thrill just wasn't there.
No pictures taken with Santa,
My decorating has no flair.
His presents are shoe covers, treats, and ties,
Two hats and scarves...not much fun.
It's off to the post office to stand in line because...
This year we're giving Christ our son.

We've spent more time in the temple,
Felt strength come from His words.
We've reread November's Ensign,
and our testimonies are stirred.
Our family prays more frequently,
My tears are quick to run.
Abraham seems closer because,
This year we're giving Christ our son.

I wonder how those Lamanite mothers,
gave their sons to war?
Or how the pioneers chose Zion,
Their sacrifice was so much more.
Our loss will be his presence,
We'll miss his smile a ton!
We'll wait impatiently for his call on Christmas Day,
We're giving Christ our son.

We stare at his face in pictures.
We've memorized his eyes and how they shine.
He's out there sharing the gospel,
That makes his soul divine.
He's touching so many people,
And changing lives one by one.
We'll put our faith in God's hands,
This year, we're giving Christ our son.

Past gifts have lost their glitter,
I think we finally understand...
Christ's birth should be celebrated
By giving Him a hand.
It's because we know Christ lives and reigns
That makes the months fly by one by one.
Our gift has taken years to make,
This year with loving hearts....
We're happily giving Christ our son.
~ Author Unknown with adaptations by Kim Schofield

May the Lord bless you and all our missionary children as they serve Him with all their hearts!

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