Sunday, December 06, 2009

'Twas the Night Before Christmas~for the orphan

This is a fellow adoptive mom's own take on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. I thought it was so moving that I asked to share it here. Thanks Amy!

Twas the Night Before Christmas--for the Parentless.....

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land
there are parentless children, with no toys in hand

No stockings to be hung by the chimny with care
no hopes for a family soon to be there

Their beds are not snug--but cold and quite bare
there are no goodnight kisses--no one to care

While we in our homes, laughing in delight
all settle down for a Merry Chistmas Eve night

When in someone's heart--there arises a clatter
there are children in need--who's lives really DO matter!

Away to the computer please go in a flash
to see the sweet face with whom YOU could be matched!

While a child you see--their beautiful face all aglow
could this be MY child--could I already know??

When in the dreams of the orphan--what always appears
is a family to love them, to care and hold dear

As you stare at that child--your heart beats real quick--
for you know in your heart that sweet face will stick

More dreams sweet children have--to call parents by name-
come mama! come daddy! come family to claim!

To the ends of the earth--your heart seems to call
now child--I'm coming--I wish for you ALL!

So on a plane to your child--over rooftops you flew
to hold this dear soul--a wish did come true

And then in a twinkling-I saw through the door
this child of my heart-that was waiting no more

As I got my camera and was turning around-
into my arms did he come with a bound!

He was dressed in many layers from his head to his foot
and into my heart his life was just put

there was no round face--no plump little belly
just sad little eyes, and legs shaking like jelly

In a swirl of a pen, and a stamp and a seal
my world became brighter--like I could suddenly feel!

We spoke not a word--they weren't needed at all
and I knew in this moment where I got this call

God layed his hands on my heart--and to the occasion I rose
and He could do it for you--this question He'll pose.....

It won't be a shout--no not even a whistle
it won't be real clear--but faint like a whisper

Can you make room in your heart--if you try with your might?
And make a difference for one--help them see the light?

I can see you exclaim as you hold your child tight--
Thank you Lord for this gift--you got it EXACTLY right!


Shelly and Family said...

Oh Lisa - I may be coming back to copy this for our blog too! It is just perfect for this time of year...

Thank you for sharing...

Ohilda said...

I may have to "borrow this too. After I dry the tears that is.



Denna said...

Oh that is so wonderful. I need to borrow that to. Ask your friend Amy if we can share it to. Perfect....

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

That is so touching! It made me cry...

Hope you and your beautiful family are having a blessed Christmas season.


Shelly and Family said...

Hi Lisa - I just wnated to "ask" you if I can borrow this to also post to our blog. Seeing how our Benjamin is not home with us this Christmas...I find myself here at this post almost every day reading it & re-reading it...just thinking about him. If it is OK with you, I would like to post it...if it is not, please let me know..

(I am going to try to get it up for Christmas Eve...)

Here's to you & your family having av ery Merry Christmas & you must post some photos of the big day at your house!

Susan said...

I'm a little late but hope you don't mind if I borrow this as well!

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