Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Most Thoughtful Christmas Gift

Since our families live far away, every year we spend Thanksgiving with one family and Christmas with the other. The next year we alternate the holidays. Every other year, when we're with Andy's family we draw names. This year my brother-in-law, David, drew my name. I wanted to share with you the gift that he created, which I consider to be one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received.

He wrote the poem, chose the pictures, and put them in a beautiful photo collage which will hang in the nursery. I haven't read it yet without crying. I hope you enjoy it too.

On a side note, with the help of Andy's sister who just had her third baby, I registered at Target & Babies R Us today!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

On the stage comes a dancer
With her own unique style
Forceful and Confident
Unbridled and Free
She moves in a manner
That seems truly Heaven sent
As the first act concludes
The dance is far from complete
So she’ll dance
She’ll dance
She’ll dance
Her luminous dance

But soon there’s a partner
And the dance becomes different
Colored by passion
And Heartache and Heat
So the dancer exists
In an alternate fashion
Two twirling bodies
With one heart and four feet
And they dance
They dance
They dance
Their glorious dance

Blessed with a child
The roles will be shifted
Performers to Teachers
Their new student they lead
To their Heavenly Father
The young dancer is lifted
And the couple soon learns
They must dance on their knees
So they dance
They dance
They dance
Their rapturous dance

2 comments:

Emilee said...

I have chills from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. I think all parents can relate to this-especially the last stanza. How VERY true and important it is. This is beautiful!!!!
I Love You Guys!

Laura Belcher said...

Wow! What a gift! I can understand why you cry each time you read it. I'm wiping the tears away myself. I am so excited for you- your new house, your new registeries (isn't it fun!), and soon your new child. Thank you for sharing your journey with me. I look forward to future updates.