|They'll be parties with costumes|
It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year...
|And trees with some frosting|
|And playing out in the snow!|
|They'll be nutcracker's dancing|
|And ice skaters prancing|
|And down town Des Moines all aglow |
but we've missed our families and this isn't like any Christmas we use to know!
|It's the most wonderful time of the year! They'll be much mistletoeing and some "thundersnowing"|
|And Iylie's preschool putting on a show|
They read some stories and it kind of felt like Christmas' long long ago!
|The Polar Express was a winner and even though we weren't home|
|They'll be presents to unwrap|
|And sitting on the mall Santa's lap|
|This year we have really felt the love the "Savior" has shown!!|
All I can say is that I’m so grateful for my loving Savior who suffered for my sins and if I follow him and become like him I can be with my family for eternity! That is the greatest of all the gifts I could ever receive and as I felt a little hole in my heart this Christmas without being near ALL the ones I love, this thought sure filled it up and I truly felt blessed! We had our first Christmas in Iowa and well, it was really quite great and it is the most wonderful time of the year!!