Sunday, December 13, 2009

Grab the popcorn - it's movie time.....

A few weeks ago, "P" and "B" asked me if we could watch home movies. I have to admit that I was reluctant mostly out of guilt; I have been one of those people who has bunches of 8mm tapes and they are completely unorganized. So, yesterday when they asked again, I marched into my closet, pulled out a box of tapes and not only proceeded to watch them but we even organized some of them by downloading them onto the computer. We had a great time and found ourselves laughing ourselves silly. "P" is sure that I dressed her with the intention to humiliate her. I on the other hand, didn't realize that I was so fashion challenged; I completely deserve to be nominated for "What Not To Wear". It made for a wonderful afternoon and I can hardly wait to do it again!

This Year For Christmas....

This Year for Christmas

I skipped the sales after Thanksgiving.

The thrill just wasn't there.

No pictures taken with Santa Claus,

My decorating lost it's flare.

His presents are shoes, shirts, and ties,

two suits and fun.

I've bought him all white clothes because...

This year I'm giving Christ my son.

I've spent more time in the temple,

Felt strength come from His words.

I've reread November's Ensign,

and my testimony stirred.

Our family prays more frequently

My tears are quick to run.

Abraham seems closer because,

This year I'm giving Christ my son.

I wonder how those Lamanite mothers,

gave their sons to war?

Or how the pioneers chose Zion ,

their sacrifice was so much more.

My loss will be his presence,

I'll miss his smile a ton

For two years we will pray for him,

I'm giving Christ my son.

I stare at his face when he's not looking.

I memorize his eyes, their shine.

He's always hungered for the part of him,

that makes his soul divine.

The stories and lessons he always heard,

His choice and mine are one.

I'll put my faith in God's hand,

This year, I'm giving Him my son.

Past gifts have lost their glitter,

I think I finally understand

Christ's birth should be celebrated

by giving Him a hand.

It's because I know Christ lives and reigns

that all his packing's done.

My gift has taken years to make,

This year... I'm giving Christ my son.