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Elder Chris Carey 計長老
China Hong Kong Mission
18 Dorset Crescent
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
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Friday, December 24, 2010

This Year For Christmas

Just Talked to our Elder in HONG KONG. To all missionary families out there. This sums it all up! We will compose a letter to share with everyone tomorrow. To All...Thanks for the support of our Elder.

THIS YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS:
This year for Christmas
I skipped the sales after Thanksgiving.
The thrill just wasn’t there.
No pictures taken with Santa Clause,
my decorating has no flair.
His presents are shoes, shirts and ties,
Two suits and socks....no fun.
I’ve bought him all white clothes because....
This year I’m giving Christ my son.

I’ve spent more time in the temple,
Felt strength come from his words.
I’ve re-read November’s Ensign,
And my testimony stirred.
Our family prays more frequently
My tears are quick to run.
Abraham seems closer because,
This year I’m giving Christ my son.

I wonder how those Lamanite mothers,
Gave their sons to war?
Or how the pioneers chose Zion,
Their sacrifice was so much more.
My loss will be his presence,
I’ll miss his smile a ton
For two years we will pray for him,
I’m giving Christ my son.

I stare at his face when he’s not looking.
I memorize his eyes, their shine.
He’s always hungered for the part of him,
That makes his soul divine.
The stories and lessons he always heard,
His choice and mine are one.
I’ll put my faith in God’s hand,
This year, I’m giving Him my son.

Past gifts have lost their glitter,
I think I finally understand
Christ’s birth should be celebrated
By giving Him a hand.
It’s because I know Christ lives and reigns
That all his packing’s done
My gift has taken years to make,
This year....I’m giving Christ my son.

3 comments:

The Careys said...

This year for Christmas... This says it all...

We Thank Everyone for their support of Elder Carey...

Kelsey McGee said...

I love this. Hope you all are doing well! Merry Christmas!

SoulShine said...

Do you know who wrote this?