Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Love!

I love December for many reasons.

It's hustle and bustle
and shopping arm muscles,
It's lights and bows
and Rudolph's nose,
It's cookies and icings
and gift-giving hiding.

It's children and family
and excitement and worry,
It's laughter and squabbles
and stories grown to fables,
 (okay I know that doesn't rhyme, but just change the "a" sound)
It's open-handed joy
and love for each girl and boy.

It's mangers and cradles
and softly lit candles,
It's the soul's reason for living
and Jesus came giving,
It's forgiveness, peace and love
which shines down brightly from above.

That's why I love Christmas.

If you want to try your own "ditty", let me know in the comments when it's up on your blog and I'll put a link to you on my next post. I think I'll just continue this all December, and see what happens. :)

I'm only posting once a week through December. I'll have a house full come Christmas! Yay!

Sorry I haven't been by your blog in a bit-I will. So play along with the December Love!

"For a child has been born--for us!
the gift of a son--for us!
Isaiah 9:6

Photo:karenevans-when my two were little:)


IanH said...

You are right! December is a great month! Not only do we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but it allows us to gather with family and friends. It also contains the shortest day which means everything gets better from that point onward!

Kathy C. said...

What a cute picture.

I can't write anything that rhymes. I tried to write a rhyming story and it took four others at conference helping me get the meter worked out.

Parsley said...


Enjoy your holiday preparations.

Diane said...

Great poem and tidings of great joy!!! :O)

Jean Wise said...

Love this and brought a smile to my face!!

Clella said...

Ok I'll be back!

Clella said...

Ok I'll be back!

alicia said...

Great little diddy! I love it!Glad tidings to you and yours!

Kathryn Magendie said...

That photo is precious! and the ditty is fun and heartwarming - made me smile!

Karen said...

Thank ya'll for the sweet comments. It was just one of those "moods" that hit me at the breakfast table.

And that is one of my fav photos!

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for sharing the poem, Karen. It's fun and also shares a good message!

Jennie Allen said...

Love it! I love this month too- even though it moves so fast and is so full!

Libbie said...

I LOVE your ditty! My favorite verse is the the last one! So true I found myself smiling thinking of all these wonderful things.

Stephanie Faris said...

YAY. Nothing like a houseful at Christmas to remind you what life is all about. Great poem!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Love that photo! It reminds me of my grandkids, who are crazy about each other.

And the ditty is darling!


Karen said...

Ya'll have a great week! Now lets hear/read your poems!! :P
Love to all!

Janna Qualman said...

Awesome pic! And I love the poem. Plus, remember some of the best poetry doesn't rhyme at all. :)

Karen said...

Janna, big smile.....

Dave said...

A well composed poem Karen. I never realised you wrote poetry! - Dave