Friday, December 12, 2008


So I'm almost to the point of "scrooge-ing" gift giving. My reasons are, too much to do and not enough time to do it. I usually have everything ready by Thanksgiving, but this year, not so. Bringing one extra child into the mix definitely makes things harder. I don't like feeling so rushed and frantic, I like to enjoy the season, I love to give, but for some reason this year, I'm having a hard time with it. I am over my head. I have very little time to myself, and that time is spent trying to catch up. Hopefully all will turn out, it may not be as planned but, it Will get done and sent out to everyone, but it may get to you after Christmas.
(my impromptu holiday poem)
I need to make a list, yes and check it twice!
There is so much to do, and I can't "put it on ice".
There's cards to send out, and gifts to make,
My house to clean, and treats to take.
To parties we go, babysitters to find,
Kinda getting hectic, it's time to unwind!
What's the reason for giving? I need to remember,
Is it that day? The 25th of December?
No, it's more than a day, it's a season of giving.
It's how we remember the Lord is still living.
From His humble birth, to His humble end.
He gave His life, to us, my friend.
So, I will continue, not just for a day,
To keep on giving, I will find a way.
I'll get my list done, but I won't hurry,
I want to remember, and to not scurry.
It is a season for giving, and a season is long.
So, what I'm saying is, and don't get me wrong,
You'll get your gifts, and cards, and treats,
But you might not get them until the spring bird tweets!
Merry Christmas!


candace said...

that. was. AWESOME! i love your poem! i'm sorry you're feeling rushed but don't worry--marc & i don't have 3 kids and parties to go to & for the past couple of years we haven't had gifts to people on time. everyone still seems to like us okay. :) love you!

trublubyu said...

sorry you are feeling stressed. but it's a good thing you can recognize it and decide to step back and enjoy the season. because, really, what's more important? it looks like you know what is most important.

great poem!

bek said...

so true and so cute, chelle.

Life in the circus said...

If everyone knew how much work you are putting into their gift, none of them(us)would mind. you take all the time you need. i love you!