GIFTS YOU GAVE
No greeting card was ever given
Except, you meant each word and thought
Thousands read, but few ever chosen
It had to be perfect or just wasn't bought!
The very best, and purest gift
I ever saw you choose to give
Was to a little neighbor boy, who
across the field from us, did live...
Flames red and gold , lit up the sky
On a cold and bitter winters' night..
We stood a long time at our front door
Hearts so heavy at our neighbors' plight
Together, we stood and watched helplessly
As their home and belongs burnt to the ground
We talked about what we each could do
Then in what you'd gathered to give, I found
Not those toys that you seldom touched
Or had somehow found unappealing
No! You had chosen your favorite things
Gifts you knew you would long be feeling.....
I checked the box of things you chose
And when I asked if you were sure
Your shining face turned up to mine
Full of eagerness and Love so pure
"I think that he will like these, mommy
They are my very best"
My heart overflowing, I held you close
"You get an "A" on your ~Loving~ test!"
What if, on that fateful night
You'd not said yes to that request
If you had just gone on to bed
And left that student to fail his test????
Would there have been another family
Late that night to the message awaken
That from a loved one traveling on that road
Life had so quickly been taken?
You were willing to give so freely
Always with love and eagerness
Where you saw a need, whether asked or not...
You gave your best... and nothing less!
So it was that you went to town
Getting food to use for fuel....
As you faced long hours to help another
Achieve his best at school
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