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A Time To Love
by Karen C Vanderlaan
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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The holiday cookies are made

Chocolate chip and sitting prettys

Kranz from Germany with a hint of orange

And heavenly dream bars from my grandmother’s kitchen


Nut balls so great with morning tea or coffee

Sugar cookies rolled out by my granddaughter’s hand

Adorned every one in colored sugar and bright shiny sprinkles

In the shapes of animals, enough to fill Noah’s ark


The tree is trimmed, horse angel on top

A wreath hangs on the door, and the welcome mat’s out

Presents are wrapped and packed in with the cookies

And sent off to loved ones from Oregon To Pennsylvania


With all these traditions, I am left to ponder

That it is funny how wishes and desires

Have changed from days of yore

When all this child could think of was that one special toy


And now I just want to have some peace

In the knowledge that my gifts made with love

Brought smiles to some hearts, and joy to some souls

And that these times of celebration


Are truly about life’s deepest connections

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/31/2007
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/20/2007
The sentiments in this one is touchable!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 12/19/2007
my favorite gifts are just like these made from the heart....your family is blessed to have you
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/19/2007
Beautiful sentiments, yes your gifts are felt right down through each one's heart, you have that affect. Much blessings and peace, and light, and love, to you and your family,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Tom Kitt 12/19/2007
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday. Tom
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/19/2007
So real and so true. I think the best Christmas present I had this year was being Santa at the Mall, it was a true love awakening for the season all over again. All the best to you and your family...
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/19/2007
Traditions are wonderful and part of the joy of Christmas.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/19/2007
Beautifully written poem of the Christmas season and of the love it does inspire . . .
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 12/18/2007
German Kranz? I'm coming to your house for Christams, Karen!!
LOL, Lovely write, so much heart! Have fun and enjoy the greatness.
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