Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Gift

The Gift

Christmas packages 
stacked neatly
underneath the tree,
some for the boys,
some for the girls,
a few for you, a few for me.

All of them are wrapped neatly
in green, red, gold, and blue,
filled with surprises,
bringing joy,
making dreams come true.

But none of these gifts,
not a single one,
wrapped in shiny papers and bows,
matters at all, not at all
compared to the gift
of the newborn Christ child
wrapped in swaddling clothes.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

39 comments:

  1. How true! May you have a blessed Christmas!

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  2. This is a wonderfully written poem, Connie.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  3. This is a wonderful poem, Connie. Thank God for the gift of His Son. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

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  4. Amen, Connie. That is the true meaning of Christmas.... Love your poem.

    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. you summed up the season. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy

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  6. A wonderful poem. Merry Christmas, Connie!

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  7. That is just lovely! Merry Christmas my dear! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  8. So true, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  9. Lovely words Connie

    Merry Christmas Wishes to you and yours

    All the best Jan

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  10. Merry Christmas Connie, I hope you and your family enjoy the holidays xox

    I love the words, it is so true that Christmas is so much more than gifts ... beautiful xox <3

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  11. That is so true! Merry Christmas, Connie.

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  12. Right non Connie. Beautifully said. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. Stay safe and have a ton of fun.

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  13. Merry Christmas, Connie!

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  14. Connie, We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas filled with all the good things...joy, happiness, laughter, and love. Thanks for your visits and comments on our blog posts. See you in 2017 and wishing you a Happy New Year 🎉

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  15. Connie, Another beautiful poem wrapped up in a bow for all of us to enjoy! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Julie

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  16. So very true.
    Merry Christmas dear Connie!

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  17. It's not about the wrapping. It's what's inside.
    Your sentiment extends well beyond Christmas. Thank you, Connie. Your words always bring me warmth and smiles.
    Be well and I hope it's been a warm loving holiday season for you.

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  18. Such a nice poem. Hope you had a good Christmas and a wonderful year ahead.

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  19. Yes, so true! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  20. Amen

    This is the day that Jehovah hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it, Psalm 118: 24.

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  21. Such a vivid yet simple truth. I love this!

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  22. What a perfect poem. 'Tis the reason for the season.

    Happy New Year!

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  23. Nice way to say what Christmas is really all about Wishing you a healthy, happy, wonderful New Year. Hugs, LJ

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  24. Amen ! Connie, you should make your own Christmas cards next year using some of your beautiful pictures as front, and this verse inside ! ( I'd buy some.)

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. You are very kind!

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  25. I hope you and yours had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and are having a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to its home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at SiteHoundSniffs.com.

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    1. Thank you, Jerry. Yes, you may display my header. I appreciate the link back! Happy New Year to you!

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  26. Wishing you a happy New Year!

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  27. I hope you are doing well and making it through all this cold weather and snow. We had snow last weekend. I hear over the National News up North you are having a lot of snow. Stay warm.

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  29. Such a sweet poem, Hope you are having a wonderful new year!

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  30. Thank you all for your wonderful and kind comments. I enjoyed reading each and every one. I have been lax in posting here, but hope to return very soon. I hope the new year is off to a great start for all of you.

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  31. I hope that you had a wonderful time during the Holidays. Very Happy New Year to you and yours. Very nice poem as well.

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