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Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Christmas Trees and Memories....
©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

Silent night, holy night,
Bless this house with God's great light.
Underneath the branches of this tree
Let there always be a happy memory
Of best old friends and family,
Times past, tonight and times to be.
Thank you God for your holy Son
We celebrate this day, the Glorious One!

Remembering Christmas Past
©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

The little lights upon the tree
bring back a flood of memories
When children still believed in dreams
And Santa silhouetted against moon beams.
When home was still the safest place
To enjoy Mom's food and Daddy's grace.

What a joy to see the presents and
excitement on each face
To know that this warm moment
will last through time and space.
Merry, Merry Christmas and
God bless this childhood place...

When I first moved to South Carolina from Central New York State, I could not imagine feeling the Christmas spirit when there was no snow and temps were like fall in our far away hometown.  But as the holiday grew closer, I was filled with excitement and joy contemplating the celebrations of Christ's birth and I realized that Christmas was in the heart wherever I live.  Why change Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays! Christ is not only for Christians reading the Bible, Christ is recorded historically in the history books.  He was a man who lived and died because of his beliefs.  Isn't this why America was settled, to insure religious freedom?  Christmas is our celebration in memory of the man Jesus Christ as well as our savior.  I lost my first two children after birth and yet I still mark their birthdays on the calendar with a little heart and know how old they would be if they were alive today.  I do this "in memory of them".  Other religions have memorial days for their beliefs and we do not seek to change the names of their celebrations to suit what is pleasing to our ears.  I am for keeping Christ in Christmas, how about you?
         So I do not miss the snow and cold but still relish the tree and lights inside and out!  I am in the process of decorating for the holiday and right now am in a nightmare of boxes and bags full of decorations.  To see my hectic day, please go to my TWO HAPPY blogsite: and read on!  Thanks for visiting, come again soon!


Fairy Footprints said...

Oh dear Kerrie, what fun it is to be in the middle of all the boxes, sounds like a joyfull afternoon with decorating ;0)

I hope you are doing well, your words are correct Christmas is suppose to be about Christ and what he represents and many times people fall in to the trap of the buying and money and don't really take the time to celebrate Jesus.

.•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.


glorv1 said...

I enjoyed reading your poetry, thank you for that. It's good that you keep the spirit alive. Take care and have a great rest of the week. Happy Holidays.

Beverly said...

Amen. I agree with you, dear Kerrie.

And, I love your poetry. Do you have your work together in a collection?

Micki said...

I enjoyed reading your poems...I hope that you enjoy your Christmas! Joe and I are spending a very quiet day at home.