Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Twas the Night Before Christmas Break

Twas the Night Before Christmas Break

Twas the night before Christmas Break
and all through our house
kiddos were running and scurrying about!

A program to present
to parents and staff,
one angel, one donkey, one stable sheep en masse.

Their voices so precious,
in our hearts they remain;
Our sweet girl rocked her
"In Excelsis Deo" refrain!

Upon returning home
a few stitches still to be sewn;
Mama nearly finished with pajamas
for a Polar Express Party to be thrown.

Eagerly awaking
for the last day of school,
my little ones couldn't wait
to give teacher presents they thought were so cool!

Market bags and journals,
Christmas ornaments and (peppermint) bark,
Hand sanitizer and candy canes,
secret gifts for teachers kept in the dark!

Their eyes filled with tears
as their gifts were passed out;
but they'll never know the gratitude we feel 
so we shout...

"We love you Mrs. Herrick,
Ms. Thimesch, Mrs. Gay,
in light of Connecticut
do we thank you enough each day?"

And so break begins
where we spend time with family and friends;
We cherish our loved ones,
and pray for a peace that only the Christ Child
can transcend.     

Dedicated to the faculty and staff of
St. Paul Catholic School
Olathe, KS

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  1. Just wanted to stop in to say thanks for the visit!!
    I have had my childhood sled on mu front porch for about 15+ years now... It stays out all winter...

    Merry Christmas!!


  2. I love your poem! What a wonderful way to document the busy but exciting moments leading up to the holiday break. And I love the teacher gifts.

    On a different note, thank you for your sweet, encouraging comments. Whenever I see your name, I smile because I know your words will be thoughtful and heartfelt. You are a blessing!