Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas was always Christmas Eve
to us growing up
Mom was busy all day
dad sharpened the carving knife and got out the chairs
my brothers and I could hardly contain our excitement
for that night we knew the magic of Christmas happened
when we dressed in our costumes for the Nativity pageant
and the church was filled with wonder
candles all aglow everywhere
and the real 12 foot Christmas trees on each side of the altar
were decked out in large ornaments that dazzled our little hearts
and then the organ would play and Christmas became so real
a celebration and remembrance of the Christ child's birth
and as a little girl I remember
my heart swelling with tenderness
and a tear would sit at the rims of my eyes
so happy was I to be there
and then home....
a made dash to the tree
to see what Santa had brought
As the rest of the family merried around the house
One eve every year that was wonder incarnate
Merry Christmas
and to those who wait until Christmas Day
may your tomorrow be joyful
And to those who do not celebrate Christmas
may your day today and tomorrow be filled with light and joy
for it is a day which the Lord has given
blessings to you all
my blogger friends
and Happy Hanukkah


  1. memories...have a very merry christmas suz!!12 foot trees? wow

  2. I was taken back too, to childhood pageants and church singing. Lovely memories. The Nativity piece on your mantle is most exquisite, btw.
    Love and kisses.
    Merry Christmas.

  3. For me too Suz Christmas too has a way of bringing out these magical memories, wishing you and your a wonder filled time.

  4. May the magic of that memory be with you this Christmas, and always.

    Merry, Merry Christmas, Suz!

  5. Merry Christmas, Suz! Your gift, not just at Christmas, is the kindness you offer all your blogger friends!


  6. Merry Christmas Sister Suz!..

    JJ and JC

  7. Merry Christmas dearest susan, to u and all your loved ones, may u have a joyous and fulfilling year ahead.

    Love, laughter and joy to u


    Meeta :)

  8. Christmas Day has flown past. Just now I have a quiet moment between bouts of after-Christmas sale shopping. I wanted to stop by and wish you all the joys of the season. As the quiet week approaches, may you find time to do all the things you most love. May you know, each day, how very blessed and loved you are. Happy Holidays, friend. ~ Relyn

  9. just now getting round to my visits; I love the Christmas eve you describe...I feel the joy:)
    You've been a joy to me
    since we connected this year
    and I'm grateful,
    so grateful
    for the muchness that is YOU
    and the beauty that you share!
    much thanks,


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