Friday, December 12, 2008

Twas the Night Before...

Twas the night before our court date,

when all through the abode,

only one creature was stirring,

and she was cleaning the commode!



The children were all sleepy,

all snug in their beds,

while visions of Wii and cell phones

danced in their heads.



Kenneth was snoring,

all cozy like lead.

Those sounds he was making,

shook the whole bed.



So only I heard

when the phone call came,

which made me sigh,

"I'll never be the same!"



With the toilet brush

still clutched in my hand,

I descended the stairs

and shook my old man.



He was covered in spit,

which fell with a shrug.

"Oh great," I muttered,

now I have to clean the rug!"



"Ho-ho-ho," cried Grace.

"I'm glad you're awake."

"What," I shouted,

and "for goodness sake."



I said, "Why are you calling

and at this time of day?"

Grace said, "I have news for you

that I can't keep at bay."



I learned very quickly

what this call was all about.

Now I can do nothing

but scream and shout!



"Dear Grace,

oh what do my tired ears hear?"

"You mean they're mine?

I started to cheer!



For you see...

Ethiopia blessed us today,

with two more beautiful children.

Now what else can I say?



Thank you Rahel...

Grace, Shim and all,

for these two precious children,

and the early phone call.



Hope, you are amazing,

and just plain outta sight!

Merry Chistmas to all,

and to all a great night!

14 comments:

Shaun said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paula said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your whole family!

Jenni said...

Congratulations!!!
I am so happy for you! Love the poem too! :) Have fun making those travel plans and can't wait to see your little ones in your arms!

SisterMom said...

pictures pictures pictures!

Chris said...

Oh Heavens!!! I am so happy, no beyond happy for you Holly!! I love the post. You are so creative. Will you blog for me? Praising God for his goodness on you and yours this Merry Day!!!
Congrats!!!
Chris

Julie said...

WOOOHOOOO! Congrats girl! It's wonderful when the call comes early and you don't have to fret all day.

-holly said...

I made that up last night to try and get me tired enough to fall asleep! lol! Pics are on the way!

Kristine said...

FINALLY!
SO happy for you, Holly!

Kristine

Peculiar Smith Family said...

Yeah yeah yeah! Congratulations! So VERY happy for you!

SisterMom said...

Congratulations, although I am not sure it really went down like that!!!
Grace

-holly said...

Grace,
It had to rhyme! So...that called for the slightest embellishment! :)

Kim said...

My Dearest Holly
Since I hve known since Last March...
Tears filled my eyes reading your poem. I will be like you soon,,,waiting all nigh for the call...but I sure as heck wont be cleaning no terluts!! Love the poem...Yes its 4:30 am here in santa fe...i walked outside to see the snow...RAN back in brrr. I am so so Happy for you.

What inspiraion and hope for me my day will come soon!

Mamush and Maritu will love you to death and bring so much joy...I better get a cuple of phone calls in before its too late!!

Love Kim

Kim said...

My Dearest Holly
Since I hve known since Last March...
Tears filled my eyes reading your poem. I will be like you soon,,,waiting all nigh for the call...but I sure as heck wont be cleaning no terluts!! Love the poem...Yes its 4:30 am here in santa fe...i walked outside to see the snow...RAN back in brrr. I am so so Happy for you.

What inspiraion and hope for me my day will come soon!

Mamush and Maritu will love you to death and bring so much joy...I better get a cuple of phone calls in before its too late!!

Love Kim

Debbie said...

Congratulations and what beautiful children!!!

Love the poem!!