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CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS Christmas stockings hung neatly in a row The fire is casting a warm, cheery glow The tree has now been trimmed to perfection I sit here relaxed in great reflection The number of stockings has grown o'er the years Children and grandchildren added with joyful tears No longer do they just read Dad and Mom There's Rachel, Christy, Ginger, and Jon There's Dwayne and Rob, Jason and Carra Stephen, Corinne, Liam and Lanna And then there's Aiden, but he's not the last 'Cause Carra's tummy is expanding real fast Stockings for the pets are included in it all They've been part of the family since they were small But the most important stocking that you will see Is for Baby Jesus – it's hung on the tree It's there to remind us of His fateful plight Death on a cross – He died without fight His stocking is empty – as is His grave Because it is we He died to save So when you hang all your stockings, include Him Then Christmas will be more joyful, and never grim And we'll be ever mindful that Jesus is the reason That we thankfully celebrate each Christmas season Curtis Moorman 5 November 2011

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Date: 11/5/2011 7:44:00 PM
What a beautiful family picture you paint, Curtis. I especially like the line about Jesus stocking being empty just as His tomb is empty. Great poem. Kim
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