Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Christmas Day Is Every Day

by Robert M Wilson

A Christmas day is every day, not one date in December,

A special birth, haloed in light, which some choose to remember.

Just once a year neglects the truth that birthing never ceases,

So seen by those who see, in which the living world increases.

As well, the birthdays we observe for family and friends
Should not suggest forgetting other times what life intends.


Each waking is a childbirth,
as sure as sleep is death,
A momentary passing
on the rhythmic wind of breath.


For presents-
only one cries out,
the one that's most ignored,
A gift unprized because it's free,
yet easiest to hoard,

Requiring neither ribbons nor a package for its worth--
The present of full presence
at our ever-present birth.
No days, no night, just flowing streams

and shades of constant light
Need constant celebration
just as long as there is sight.




12 comments:

Sue @ Praise and Coffee said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Your kids all look adorable...as usual. The one of Anjolie on the couch looks a LOT like you! And I have to ask....is that an Indian in the background in that bottom picture?

Heather said...

*laughing* ...YES..that was Brianna in her AWAnA costume ;)

Free In Christ said...

Great pictures. Your kids are adorable. I too got a kick out of the "indian" in the background. It is kind of comical to see a Christmas tree and sundresses.

Have a blessed day.

Rebekah said...

I love the poem...the kids just keep growing, don't they?! Love y'all.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I loved the pictures. They are precious.The poem was a blessing. Thank you for sharing that.

I loved the snowflake idea in the post just above. I will have to let some of my Grandchildren try it. Thank you. Have a good day. connie from Texas

Becky said...

That was so cute. I liked the snowflake craft too. I may try that one with my little sis in laws when we go home next week.

Have a good weekend.

Becky

Mishel said...

Beautiful poem...beautiful pictures. Hugs!

Cherlyn said...

They all look so beautiful :)

HOPE said...

How nice to get to see your adorable children! Looks like one HAPPY family to me!

God bless you Heather and your labours as a MOM.

Julie Fink said...

I love that poem!

Heather said...

Thank you for your kind comments. I loved this poem when I read it and was so convicted about the fact that I don't reflect on the one and only Perfect gift enough.