Wednesday, December 24, 2008

~Twas the night before Christmas...~

~Here are the kids with "Frosty the Snowman". =)~
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were filled by Daddy and Mommy 'cause
In our family they are the real "Santa Claus". =D

The gifts had been bought, wrapped and put under the tree,
And there was one very excited Noah, Sarah, and Kimberly.
But before we open gifts on the 25th, we'll read Luke 2
All about Mary, Joseph, baby JESUS, the shepherds, and wise men too.

And we'll try to put ourselves in Joseph and Mary's place.
Wow! Can you imagine the ridicule that they faced?
"Yea Right, that baby that Mary has is from Heaven above!"
And other such gossip from those whom they loved.

Then imagine Mary's LONG HARD donkey ride
Being GREAT with child...Joseph at her side.
No comfortable bed, warm sheets or pain med.
Just a stinky stable and a manger where animals fed!

Jesus left the splendor of Heaven to come down
To earth to save us that we might someday wear a crown.
Such love and sacrifice deserves ALL OF ME
Here I am, Lord, to go, be, live for THEE!

From Bogota, Colombia to your street and home...
We wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS with this poem.
May this year we all be for Jesus a true light!
And with that I'll bid y'all...a very good night! =)

~Heather Dickinson 12/2008

~Jimmy told us about a new mall near us and told us that they have a little train that rides around inside the mall.
~The kids and I inside the train.~

MERRY CHRISTMAS and may you have the best year ever in 2009!!!


Linda S said...
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Linda S said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I deleted the first for I spelled "merry" as "Marry". :) Thank you for your prayers. My dad does not have pneumonia and Emma got to go to Ohio for Christmas. Martha is thanking the Lord for the improvement in Emma...we all are. May God bless you with His presence so that you do not miss everyone so badly.

Dorcas said...

Merry Christmas to you Heather & your dear family! May God give you the strength you all need this Christmas as you're far from your family!!

Peggy B. said...

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

separate-holy said...

Thank you for the new twist to an old poem. Glad for the new mall and the train - did I see four "kids" inside or five? Four of your "kids" and my "kid."
Love you - all six.
Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

Phil,Heather and 4 little Dickinsons,
Greetings from the Bryans in Saltillo, Mexico! It is truely hard to celebrate Christmas at +80*F.But somehow or other all 19 of the Sankey clan gathered in the Stetlers house.Dad Sankey(our Patriarch)read the most wonderful story ever told,We sang several choruses/hymns(I know that's hard to imagine), and somehow it seemed to be more moving-given the setting at least for the Bryans!!We have tried to call ya'll 7-8 times today but due to technical difficulties, we are painstakingly typing out a message to our loved ones in the moutains of S.A.!!Maybe sometime we'll have to all come further south.You should see Taylor eat all this food!All the kids are loving it.Drew and Jordan have been gathering all the boy cousins and all the little Mexicans and they have been playing cowboys and mexicans in the street.We'll have to pray even harder for the Sankeys mission work now!!Heather we'll call you when we get in the states!
Love the Bryans!!

Beth said...

Merry Christmas!!!
We miss you all
Michael, Beth, Isaiah and Sophia

Margaret G said...

Merry Christmas and have a happy New year!

lila said...

The poem is good. Your Dad wrote a good poem also. love you tons

Anonymous said...

Good evening Heather to you and your family. Your poem was just the cutest, if I were not so modest I would say that you got your talent to make rhyme from your Moma! Have a fun safe time this week and WATCH "OUR" KIDDEOS! I love you all, Moma
PS That "little fat man" with a pacifier that we don't believe in is surely cute!

Anonymous said...

Heather, you are so talented... I loved your Christmas poem... yes, I'm just NOW getting caught up with your blog and Christmas posts. I love you all and how we miss you! You are the dearest sister anyone could ever have. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Love your sister, Laura

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