Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hug Your Children!

Hi there!  Today is my son's 10th birthday.  Hard to believe that just 10 short years ago this guy came into our lives!  I cannot imagine my world without him.  Happy Birthday Ben!

With the recent tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, I am reminded more than ever what a gift our children are.  After several days just feeling very depressed...I saw this on Facebook and I got some comfort from it so I thought I would share it:

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
Aside from spending more time with family and all the normal holiday hustle, I am taking a little time to get my CHA projects done so they are ready to ship AND I am anxiously awaiting the Jan Gina K Release----you are gonna love it! 

Here is a project I had in a recent Crafts 'n Things weekly:

Supplies: Plastic Craft Water Globe- Celebrate It! (Michael’s)
Buffalo Snow Flurries
Star Stick Pin- Little Yellow Bicycle
Baker’s Twine- Honeydew (The Twinery)
Sentiment sticker- Winter (SRM Stickers)
Patterned paper- Dots & Stripes: Ruby Red, Small Dot (Echo Park Paper)
Silhouette 3d Christmas Tree file (by Lori Whitlock)
Silhouette MachineEnjoy!

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Hug your babies every chance you get.  Thanks for stopping by!


Donna said...

Oh thank you for sharing that poem. I hope to reprint that on my blog later today. How special! I hope you and your family have the best Christmas yet and hold those close to you always. What a wonderful project you did for Crafts 'n Things. Can't wait to see what you have cooked up for CHA and Gina K! Have a wonderful week!

Patti J said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Ben! Our DS's middle name is Benjamin :) Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem. My heart is so heavy for all those with such heavy burdens. Your snow globe is so much fun. Thanks for sharing today, Cammie, and have fun with your family, your projects, and your fabulous box of GKD goodness! Hugs...

MaxineD said...

Although I am so far away, I too have felt the grief.
Lovely project in the snow globe!!
What a handsome young son - enjoy these years :-).

scrappingnana said...

Love the poem and it is so true. God bless all the little children and their families too, and God Bless America, again.
Happy Birthday to Ben. Love your snow globe project.

Juliana said...

Happy birthday to Ben!
That poem is so touching and brought tears to my eyes! TFS!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awww - I haven't seen that poem yet; so touching. Happy B-day to Big Ben! xoxoxo

Dawn Easton said...

Happy belated birthday to Ben! Hope it was a fantastic birthday!!!! He's growing up so fast!

That's a wonderful poem and thanks for sharing it here.

Your snowglobe is so cool!!! Wish I was going to CHA this year :( No supershow though like the year I went....bummer! Or I would have gone for sure! Have fun!

Starla said...

Happy (belated) birthday to Ben!!

Thanks for sharing the poem! While it brought tears to my eyes, it also made me smile at the thought.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing--and HAPPY Birthday to your little one! I hope he enjoyed his special day:) Psalm 118:24

What a fab little snow globe!!

Winton Rose Paper Creations said...

This is a beautiful poem....our hearts and thoughts are with you all...from Australia. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Thanks for sharing your snow globe too..looks great.

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