Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Wishes

The baking is now done, gifts wrapped and under the tree , granddaughter is home for Christmas and Grandson arrives this evening from Camp Pendelten. What a way to spend Christmas . Family and friends surrounding us. I can not ask for a better Christmas gift than that. 

Tonight is our big night. It is our tradition to celebrate our Christmas on Christmas Eve. It clears Christmas Day for our daughters and their families to spend time with their spouses families.

George has the turkey fryer all ready to deep fry the turkey, ham is ready for the oven, pies and birthday cake for Jesus are baked, and I will be getting the relishes around this morning. I do have cookie and candy trays to make up for the family but everything else is done. Am looking forward to the evening .

I would like to share a poem I have been using this year with the Goldentones Chime Group in our program. It is one of my favorites.

 Santa's Prayer 
By Warren D. Jennings
The sleigh was all packed, the reindeer were fed,
But Santa still knelt by the side of the bed.
"Dear Father," he prayed "Be with me tonight.
There's much work to do and my schedule is tight.
I must jump in my sleigh and streak through the sky,
Knowing full well that a reindeer can't fly.
I will visit each household before the first light,
I'll cover the world and all in one night.
With sleigh bells a-ringing, I'll land on each roof,
Amid the soft clatter of each little hoof.
To get in the house is the difficult part,
So I'll slide down the chimney of each child's heart.
My sack will hold toys to grant all their wishes.
The supply will be endless like the loaves and the fishes.
I will fill all the stockings and not leave a track.
I'll eat every cookie that is left for my snack.
I can do all these things Lord, only through You,
I just need your blessing, then it's easy to do.
All this is to honor the birth of the One,
That was sent to redeem us, Your most Holy Son.
So to all of my friends, least Your glory I rob,
Please Lord, remind them who gave me this job."

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry CHRISTMAS.

May this season bring you peace , love, and happiness, and may God Bless Each of you. 


  1. Karan,

    My dear friend, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!! So glad that you will be spending it with your family!!
    Enjoy this beautiful time of year with your loved ones!!
    Many Hugs,

  2. Karan,

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful and blessed Christmas together!