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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

'Twas the Night Before...

'Twas the night before Hannah and Joseph came home
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even Charlotte, the Mouse.



Their stockings were hung by the chimney with care



We didn’t have Christmas
Because they were over there



Mama wanted her new ones all snug in their bunk beds
With visions of fried grasshoppers dancing in their heads



When out on the tarmac there arose such a clatter
We were waiting atop the escalators among all the chatter
When what should appear... But two adorable Ugandan children
And Daddy Dan, that dear!





As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
The children were holding Daddy’s hand, not making a sound.
Daddy looked tired, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all wrinkled and smelled like soot;

But his eyes – how they twinkled!  His smile how merry!

His cheeks were like roses.  But my!  Was he hairy!

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread; 

He spoke not a word, but went straight and gave hugs,
All seven of the Owens were there, covered in love.

We sprang to our car, to his team gave a whistle,

And away we all drove like the down of a thistle.
But folks heard us exclaim, as we drove out of sight, 
“Praise God Almighty!  Praise Him, tonight!”

(Post written by Joy Harty because my internet has been down all week!!!!)



7 comments:

Nancy said...

What a talented poet! I am so excited they're all coming home tomorrow. I can't imagine how you must feel! How will you sleep tonight??

Chasity said...

Shelly! You are SO in my thoughts and prayers! So excited for you all! Blessings, Chasity

Rebekah said...

Praising God for bringing your ENTIRE family together in less than 24 hours and praying that God blesses you richly as you welcome Hannah and Joseph to the US! Bring on the 7 passenger vehicle full of Owens!!! :)

Jennie said...

Fun post, Joy!
Yay!!!! Can't wait to see videos and pics!
I sooooo wish I could be there!

Melissa said...

Loved this poem!!!! Joy, you are talented!!! Wish I was going to be there to see their homecoming...but can't wait to play soon!!! They are such dolls and I love that CT will be able to grow up with them!!

Allison Morrison said...

Hi...I popped over from Chasity's link and was thrillled to find you and your journey. Blessings to you as your little ones come home!
We adopted internationally too and hope to do so again!

Alison said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest poem ever! So precious! So excited that everyone is home! Can't wait to see pics!!