Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Finally, a post released 2 days early

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,

One creature was stirring, but it wasn’t a mouse.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

As I looked and found his hand under head,

I peeled open a finger and with a muted click,

I drew enough blood to fill the test stick.

As I left the room there arose such a clatter,

I ran to the window to see what was the matter.

Up on the rooftop I heard the hooves click,

I knew in an instant it must be St. Nick.

I crept down the stairs and patiently waited,

He saw me there standing and quietly stated,

“Oh my, I wasn’t expecting to see you,

Christmas eve meetings I don’t normally do.”

I smiled at him happily and noticed his sack.

“Santa,” I said “you can take it all back.”

With shock and confusion his mouth opened wide,

His curiosity and wonder he just couldn’t hide.

“Santa, you see, there is only one thing we want this year,

but it does not seem to be a wish you can grant, we fear.”

“Our little boy upstairs dreaming of a fanciful trip,

Lives each precious day in a disease’s tight grip.”

“The gift we really want is to take diabetes away,

But we already know that tonight it will stay.”

Santa lowered his head as he pondered a thought,

He knew too well that this matter has us fraught.

A kind smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye,

He said “There is no wish gander, this I can not deny.”

“Sadly, you are right, there are some deeds I can’t do,

But I leave this for your family and you.”

“A Christmas of joy and family together,

Aside from your wish, nothing could be much better.”

He placed with care his gifts under the tree,

Bid me good night and left fast as could be.

Dawn arrived swiftly and the day was at hand,

Over was the wait the children couldn’t stand.

They cheered as they waited to open their first present,

The moment so perfect, the gift missing I could hardly resent.

The old man was right, my wish not granted indeed,

In stead, for the time, we have what we need.

Blessed by the miracles that gave us this day,

We have too much to celebrate to let D in the way.

I will wait again next year with my wish held steadfast,

That once and for all, diabetes becomes a thing of the past.