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Love at Christmas

Updated on December 12, 2014

The snow blew past the windows

how wonderful to know

that it would be a white Christmas

all white with snow, snow, snow

here in the office under bright lights

she thought of her two men

her husband who you could say

was the long and suffering

and her tiny son who was only four

she had chosen to pursue a career

that took most of her time

while her husband was content

to run his family’s hardware store

the arguments and the threats

had pushed their love aside

too many late nights

and Christmases celebrated

just for the baby

now it seemed love was no longer there

and while her two men

would look at how the Christmas tree

was lit in the square

she would be named

executive of the year

she wondered if it was all worth it

what values were more treasured

why was it that she couldn’t say no

most likely that her dad

ruled the corporation

and expected the best from her

a divorced man driven by work

building an empire

and full speed ahead

he would be most astonished

at the thoughts his daughter was having

of love and of regret

of family and saving Christmas this year

knowing that her two men

were out at the mall

meeting Santa Claus

she knew what she had to do

and she needed to do it now

walking into her father’s office

she told him that

being a wife and mother

was more important

than all of the awards

all of the praises

gathered in the corporate world

he sat there with a sly smile

and just asked her if she was sure

to that she dropped the resignation

and walked right out the door

suddenly the air outside

filled with dancing snowflakes

seemed so magical

people out here were smiling

and love filled the air

it was the first time in two years

that she felt so very free

and she thanked the Lord

that her husband still waited

for the love that he so deserved

and that she came to her senses in time

at home she quickly

decorated the house

the way she had done

when their son was born

she baked gingerbread cookies

and when she was done

the house looked and smelled

like at Christmas it should

then she went to the town square

knowing that she would find them there

and as she looked at all of the people

she noticed that they were smiling

holding hands and there was great Christmas cheer

only one tall man and one little fellow

stood off to one side

they even looked a little sad

and her heart ached for them

as the announcer was about to light

that great big Christmas tree

she stepped beside her husband

and took his hand in hers

small little hands wrapped around her legs

and she looked down

into the gleefully smiling face of her son

suddenly the three of them

looked like everyone else there

shining with Christmas love

her husband put his arm around her

he didn’t even ask why

he just knew that she was home

home in his heart to stay

and when they arrived home

while the two of them kissed

under the mistletoe

she had put up at the front door

a little voice shouted through the house

“Gingerbread cookies, oh, boy!”

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Michael. Glad it brought you smiles.

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      You brought Christmas Back to where it belongs with family. You made me smile all the way through.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope for you and your families Christmas is merry and bright.

      Thank you Shauna.

      So true Bill it's so important to have love at Christmas and all year round.

      Thank you Manatita.

      Thank you Jodah.

      Thank you Eric.

      Thank you Anna. Yes, money and power just don't make it when it comes to family and love.

      Thank you Ruby.

      Thank you travmaj.

      Thank you Blossom.

      Thank you Genna.

      And to you Jamie.

      Thank you Cris.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I love happy-ending stories and this was a delightful read.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Merry Christmas Gypsy! Jamie

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      If there was ever a poem written, perfectly, with the spirit of Christmas at heart, this is it. Beautiful.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Wat a delightful story! And so much in the spirit of Christmas and the love that came to earth when Christ was born.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Ohhh - I agree, a truly feel-good christmas story. A true happy ending.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Now this is what I call a feel-good christmas story. Beautiful Rasma...

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      Money and power don't fill the heart. She chose wisely and I like how happiness won the festive day.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful, just wonderful. Great song to go with it. What a Christmas magical tale of love.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a delightful, feel good Christmas story Gypsy(Rasma). You never disappoint. Well done.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Kissing under the mistletoe, eh? truly romantic touch. Much peace.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Loved the ending. Can you imagine going through the Christmas holidays without love in your life? I can't, and I hope I never do.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm so happy she finally came to her senses and realized what is most important in life.

      Beautiful Christmas story, Rasma!