Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the house
Creatures were stirring in the walls of our house.
Stockings were hung near the scene of the sound.
The racket is highly distressing the hound.
The children all nestled all snug on the couch
with X-Box first shooters running about.
With Dan playing music and Lily in art
I wondered when the noisy things would depart.
When next to the chimney there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the fireplace I flew like a flash,
Tore open the glass to discover the crash.
The space was empty, nothing to see.
The wall is where our guest appeared to be.
So shaking my head and soothing the dog,
I decided to sit down and write a new blog.
Reflecting on a year of new things in our life;
New house, new jobs and some occasional strife;
Poison ivy and court cases to name just two.
But nothing so bad as to keep us blue.
Our blessings are many, our family complete,
Our friends are amazing, supportive and sweet.
Our adventures are always so crazy and fun,
In different countries or basking in sun.
So the noisy house guest can stay for a bit.
The dog will just have to get over it.
It's Christmas after all, seems right to be kind.
Just don't actually come in, that I will mind.
So tomorrow in the midst of your holiday cheer
Remember all those that are no longer here.
Keep them with stories and jokes your can share
So that in a way they will always be there.
And keep close this year to those that you need
Time is the thing that can't be retrieved.
So enjoy Christmas Day and every day after
Fill it with love, joy and laughter.