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Meaning of life

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~ Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOODNIGHT!

My First Christmas Card
Mommy & Me
On a cold snowy winter's night in Detroit, Michigan, a child was born. My mother was dressed as Santa because of her big baby belly. She Ho-Ho-Ho'd one too many times delivering gifts and her water broke. Mommy then delivered her most precious Christmas gift ever, Me!

I wrote this for my mom as a gentle reminder of that exhausting Christmas day:


Hello Christmas!
by Brian N. Walin

It’s all warm and cozy, my cheeks nice and rosy. I cuddle and coo, like most babies do. I want to stay in here, with my mother so near. It’s just a small bedroom, though could use more headroom.

I hear noise surrounded, I’m kind of astounded. The music I hear is about a reindeer. I hear my Dad bellow, and Mom shakes like Jell-O. They’re having so much fun, but it’s my time to be Son.

I squirm and I kick and I even pick. And all I can hear are words of St. Nick. On Dasher, on Prancer, I’m sure you all know. But my Mom is showing, it’s my time to go. The party must stop now, it’s my time to drop now. I haven’t a care, I soon will be there.

So off we go rushing it’s my party now. I can only imagine, Mom feels like a cow. She turns and she twists, she’s barring down hard. I can only hope now, I won’t pop in the yard. We get to the Doctor he’s waiting inside, I’m kind of excited about this whole ride.

It’s my time to jump out, but I still have some doubt. I think I will stay in here, if just for one more year. It’s really not that bad, but I can hear my Dad. “Let’s go you small squirt. I want to see my lad!”

So out I go bouncing it’s so good to see, that I have become part of this family. It’s so great to see you, you’re all here for me. Then out of my eyes I spy a small tree. All of the sudden, a nip and a tuck, this just can’t be happening, it must be bad luck. A slap on the ass follows this all, and then I feel pain and I start to ball.

Why did you do that? I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ve really been so good, all evening long. There’s no need to hit me, I’m sure you will see. I’ll try to be real good, for this family. Don’t hit me now, I just want to stay. I promise I’ll brighten all of your day. Just give me a chance and teach me real well. I promise I’ll try not to put you through hell.

This day has been trying and awfully hard, but I thank God now, I’m not in the yard. I really can’t tell what had gone wrong, but I’ll always remember the deer from that song. It seems to be clear about those reindeer. That’s how it all started with me being here.

A swoop and coddle with cloths that do swaddle. I’m warm and I’m cozy my cheeks again rosy. I just need some sleep, I won’t make a peep, just let me drift off and start counting my sheep. This room is much bigger, it just seems so right. But I need my sleep now, I bid you good night.

December 25, 1960

©2005 Brian N. Walin (All rights reserved)


First day on the job and already napping. I just popped out and boy am I exhausted!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVE YOUR STORY. BLESS YOU MY FRIEND. GRAMPS AND I STAYED HOME TODAY. I STILL HURT. THE DAUGHTER I'M SURE IS MAD THAT WE DIDN'T COME FOR DINNER BUT THAT'S LIFE OUR OTHER DAUGHTERS' FAMILY TRAVELED OVER TO HER HOUSE FOR THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS. GRANNY LOU

Anonymous said...

Your Mother was such a kind, generous person! I think about her often and miss her great sense of humor! She was "one in a million", that's for sure! Best Wishes to you for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Dr. Swill said...

TG They should have brought Christmas to you...I would have cooked the meal at your place....just sayin. xo

And to the other person who posted,Thank you for your kind words about my mother. Please leave your nameor a clue inyour comments. I'd love to know who you are.

Peace B

Anonymous said...

MY OLDEST DAUGHTER CAME BY IN THE MORNING AND DELIVER A COMPLET CHRISTMAS MEAL. SHE ALSO BAKE A HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PIE. I'M FEELING BETTER EACH DAY. HOPE YOUR DAY WAS A GOOD ONE.

GRANNY

Dr. Swill said...

TG I'm so glad to hear you had some type of Christmas. My neighbor kids brought me a plate with ham, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, but no dessert! I ejoyed the peace and playing with my Dicky. He has saved my life in so many ways!

Peace B

gregO p said...

Thank goodness....your Dicky saves the day! ;D
Peace Bri...
Greg P...

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Great pictures, is this your pictures as a baby, so cute.

Words To Live By:

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