Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A Christmas Wish (from our house to yours)

Today, for all those times it seems the best words go unsaid
I’d like to pen a little rhyme and write them down instead
For you to keep and look back on, part of a memory
A simple sort of Christmas gift preserved in poetry

“Thank-you for dropping by this porch, the ‘keep-it-up’ and such
Across the miles you bring your smiles and kind and gentle touch
I pray the Lord to bless and keep, for He is good and true
And may tHis joy and peace of Christmas reign the whole year through

Your quick words of encouragement, to you may seem quite small
But friend, I’d like for you to know I keep them, one and all
Then on those darker days that all of us have now and then
They come to me and whisper ‘don’t give up’ or ‘try again’

I’d like to wish to you and yours a Merry Christmas Day
And that you sense the love of God in life’s come-what-so-may
I’d like for you to know (though some of us have never met)
That you are loved; And pray this year may be our best year yet

God bless you as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus!
With love,
From Janet Martin
(and family)


  1. Thank you, Janet, for continuing to bless us with your God-given talent of writing meaningful poetry! Lovely photos, too :) Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas.

    1. Thank-you Marie, for your kind words. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas Season, sweetened by memories as well as the present! God bless you in 2019!

  2. Thank you, dear friend! A Blessed Christmas to you and yours!

    1. (finally a moment to catch up a little:) thank-you Sasha. Merry Christmas Season and a Blessed New Year to you!


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