Ode to Christmas and New Year’s hope

Written by Janet Denison
Published on December 31, 2021

The stockings that were hung by the chimney with care

Are somewhere in the laundry with the underwear.

The tree that shimmered with ornaments and lights

Is now one-third lit after light-saber-fights.

The toddlers have toys all over the floor

But prefer the boxes that came from the store.

The teens are glued to the latest of games

And kids keep tripping over new cars and trains.

Christmas was fun but now it’s gone.

The New Year is coming January One.

The young lives that race through your house today

Will grow up and head to their own homes one day.

Christmas memories will last much longer than toys.

The New Year has hope for successes and joys.

Parenting is not for the faint of heart

But it is a great blessing our God does impart.

All of us at Christian Parenting wish your family a very blessed and happy New Year.

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Janet Denison

Janet Denison teaches others to live an authentic faith through her writing, speaking, and teaching ministry. She blogs weekly at JanetDenison.org and often at ChristianParenting.org.

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