Basking in the Christmas Spirit

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Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

The glow of the lights on an early

Christmas morn lighting up a joy

filled young face still full of wonder.

 

Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

The lights glow out the window

coloring the grey plumed birds

feasting messily at our feeders.

 

Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

Nativity reminds us of the ultimate

gift, the King born as humble as He

could be, born to serve, born to save.

 

Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

Releasing expectations, settling for

joy and bliss, food and fun and Lego,

and books and naps. Always naps.

 

Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

The early rising boy, joy filled face

lit by the colored lights, as he finds

his wonder once again under the tree.

 

Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

Mocha in hand, slippers on feet, as

we watch the unwrapping as the

snail bread warms and we rest.

 

Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

Heads bowed in prayer, thankful

and joy filled, knowing that we can

keep this spirit all year long. We can!

 

Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

Wishing joy across the miles and

across the fields to those we love

and glasses raised to those gone.

 

Basking in the spirit of Christmas.

Laughing at movies, playing games,

naps sprawled wherever they find us

and waking to the lights of the tree.

 

Our last dVerse before our Holiday Break and we are wishing you the best of the season, however you celebrate, and some will be sharing on their blogs – be sure to follow, subscribe or keep track of them on Twitter and Facebook.  Thanks to everyone who has visited this year, for those who left comments and for those who joined in the prompts and discussions. You make this community of poets stronger each time you do!  Be well and be brightly blessed!

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15 Comments

  1. brian miller said,

    December 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    smiles…i hope your christmas is filled with just such a joy shanyn…full of heart and family….smiles…peace…

    • shanyns said,

      December 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks Brian! Yours too! 🙂

      • brian miller said,

        December 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm

        merry christmas shanyn!
        i hope you have a wonderful day with the boys
        and the day is full of love and light

        thank you for all you do
        & for you

        smiles.

  2. kkkkaty1 said,

    December 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    what magic the tree lights have with the kids..

  3. claudia said,

    December 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    ah nice… i’m so looking forward to a quiet christmas time with time for the fam and friends and just to be….sigh… beautiful warmth in this shanyn and a very merry christmas to you…

  4. Sherry Marr said,

    December 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    The face in the photo is that of a happy boy who knows he is going to receive wonderful gifts this Christmas! Beautiful poem, Shanyn. Hope your little family has oodles of joy this holiday season. I know you will!

  5. December 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I hope your have a wonderful christmas.. sounds like you are on your way to weeks of bliss and joy.. I like the naps myself

  6. lynndiane said,

    December 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Oh, let’s keep this spirit all year long – yes,we can! This poem just glows with warmth 🙂

  7. Grace said,

    December 15, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Hoping you have a magical and meaningful Christmas celebration ~ All the best ~ Cheers ~

  8. Mary said,

    December 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Shanyn, first of all I just loved the photo of your son!! I almost didn’t need to read further. Smiles. Your poem is filled with such Christmas joy. We DO need to bask in the spirit of Christmas! You’ve captured the spirit so very well in your poem. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  9. Akila said,

    December 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Tidbits of such moments fill happiness – so much like the spirit of Christmas! Seasons greetings!

  10. gila_mon said,

    December 17, 2013 at 3:39 am

    “Basking in the spirit of Christmas.” That ought to be the title of your photo! That picture is precious.

  11. December 19, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Merry Christmas! You picture a warm and delightful Christmas by your words, and set a standard.

    Indeed Christ serves. The fire does. And the lights of Christmas remind us of His love.

  12. Doug French said,

    December 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Nicely composed capturing what should be the Spirit of Christmas. . .

  13. claudia said,

    December 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    hope you had a wonderful christmas shanyn… sending hugs and blessings your way…smiles


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