By Ann Brubaker Greenleaf Wirtz
Yes, the busy days are drawing down,
The end of many trips to town;
The gifts are chosen and under the tree,
Some for you and some for me.
For family far away this year,
Packages sent early draw us near;
Filled with gifts to bring great joy,
Pictures and clothes and delightful toys.
Throughout the home Christmas shines holy and bright,
With candles, and holly, and colorful lights
That adorn the tree and cast a glow
Upon the nativity nestled below.
Ornaments speak to that moment so clear,
When purchased or received from someone dear;
A twinkling Santa face, hand-made by my mother
Is a treasure to me, one like no other.
December has now too quickly passed,
Can we slow down the days and make them last?
My eyes feast upon each tender scene,
Drawing in the beauty of what it means.
For soon this month will see its end,
As the New Year’s celebration sends
Us forth into another year,
With memories to cherish and keep so near.
My prayer for the family and friends I love,
Grateful, I am, to the Lord above,
Who gives me hope and guides my way,
May He bless each one, every coming, new day.