Friday, December 24, 2010

‘Twas the night before Christmas...

‘Twas the night before Christmas, kids finally in bed,
Dreaming dreams of tomorrow and present ahead.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
With one stocking empty, it didn’t seem fair.

Together we planned for next morning’s first light,
With children all happy and joyful and bright.
Announcing a trip full of magic and fun,
But now the announcement was for us, minus one.

Somehow we were meant to be a family of three,
For this year’s Christmas, it just had to be.
For the Lord knows what’s best for each of his children,
To reach our potential, if we will just listen.

His plan may be tough, and yes we'll miss mother,
Yet our family still knows that we’ll be together.
When we finish our test, mother with us will be,
And we will no longer be a family of three.


mommymuse said...

I know it can't be easy for you, but I love that you are still posting on Krista's blog. It keeps her "here," and somehow helps me miss her less. Thank you.

Crysty said...

May you find peace this Christmas, and feel the Savior's love for you and your little precious well as Krista's love. What a beautiful post!

Teri said...

Jared, I love this poem. It touches my heart. Bob and I have had you and the kids in our thoughts all day today (Christmas Eve) and we will be praying for your family to feel joy and peace and comfort this day (Christmas day) - knowing that Krista is right there with you and would never leave you alone on such a special day. You and your kids continue to be in our prayers. Please let us know if you ever need help with the kids or anything else! We're just a phone call away! (214-284-4999)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jared, Jacob, and Emma! May the peace of Christ be with you today and all the days that follow.

Our love to all,

Esperando Elisa said...

For many years, one of my Christmas' tradition has been to read about Krista's family Christmas' traditions. Thank you for posting this beautiful poem. She is also missed here in Brazil.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jared,

I just read the last few blog posts you've added, and I just wanted to thank you! I am so grateful that you posted the video from her services. She was and is beautiful, inside and out. The pictures from when I met and came to know Krista when she was high school age and older and the ones with you brought back some wonderful memories. This poem your wrote is wonderful, and I admire your faith and profound words as I admired and still admire hers. Love your family, Teri Sumsion

~Rachel said...

We spent Christmas day in the waiting room of our local Children's hospital while our son underwent emergency surgery. I first met Krista through FSA after his adoption. I have followed her blog and have been lifted up by her courage and testimony. Thank you for continuing posting on her blog. Your post was what I needed to hear. Thank you.

Anonymous said...


You and I never met, but I worked for a short time with Krista at NRG with Dave Turner and Tommy Thompson. Krista was a wonderful person to work with. I very much enjoyed knowing and working with her. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Chris Hanna

Proud Daughter of Eve said...

Thank you for sharing that video. I wish I could have been at her service. You all have been on my mind a lot this Christmas and I pray for you often. I was glad to see that you had continued to post; I can see clearly why Krista chose you. You both have sweet spirits and you make a beautiful pair.

Heather B. Moore said...

This is a beautiful poem. I've enjoyed reading Krista's article in Desert Saints Magazine. Thanks for sharing all that you have on the blog.