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Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from Mini Me

In case you ever wondered if the girl was like her mother,
Here is the persuasive letter she was asked to write for school.

Dear Santa,

I think I should be your Christmas helper because I am willing to wrap any present, stuff any stocking, fix any ornament.

Also replace any Christmas light.

That's not all the best reasons.

I will paint the sleigh. Decorate the Christmas tree.

Write back to the kids that write to you. Like this one.

Brush your beard no matter how many candy canes I have to cut out.

This is the best reason.

I will get you any coffee with peppermint.


Yep, that's my girl.

We'd be in charge of elf efficiency, party planning, and logistics for sure. Our only set back is we both have really little ears.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Twas a Few Nights Before Christmas

Twas a few nights before Christmas and all through the house,
the creatures were checking their lists, once then twice.
There was secret wrapping happening in every corner,
and fights about who was the scissor and tape hoarder.
There was light and joy and worry and panic,
Did I buy too much, is it even, all a little manic.

There are those moments of perfection when we remember the season,
and moments of stress that have no rhyme or reason.

In these final days of baking and wrapping,
let the Light of the Lord outshine your twinkle lights.
Let the Light of the Lord overcome your stress,
Let the Light of the Lord be what brings out your best.

May you have enough batteries on Christmas morn,
and your Christmas casserole take them all by storm.

And when the paper is ripped and thrown to the side,
Settle in with a sigh and some grateful pride
that you brought the Joy of the Lord and placed it right inside.

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Wishes for You ......

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

My wishes for you this Christmas.....

May you not get tangled in the tinsel,
May your eyes light up at the sight of your family and friends.

I wish you joy, the real kind, the kind that warms you from inside, like bourbon,
and perspective from the things that will inevitably go wrong.

I wish you plenty of rest to bring your best to each gathering,
and not to run out of tape at midnight on Christmas Eve while finishing the wrapping.

I wish you just enough eggnog to feel shiny and bright,
but not enough to photo copy your arse at the office holiday party.

I wish you a moment or two when you look at your tree and remember being seven.

I wish you moments of silence that you may hear the whisper of God and remember those gifts start and end with Him.

And if you're feeling just a little too much like the lady in the Target commercial, I beg you to go out and buy The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren and sit down with a mocha, frappe, peppermint, gingerbread, double, triple something something and breath, and read, and be. 

Photos by Leslie Webber Photography
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