When the world and I were young, Sears had a Christmas wish book catalog that came in the mail each year. All the children in town would scan it from top to bottom and pick out our favorite items we wished Santa would deliver.
Our family was very poor, and from tall to small we all believed that somehow our wishes would come true. But, had we been good enough that year or would Santa give us nothing but coal in our stocking as our mother would say in the weeks leading to Christmas.
Yet each year, somehow Santa showed up and under the tree Christmas morning would lie piles of toys for each of us. It is difficult to remember just how we knew which pile was our pile of toys for they were not wrapped nor were there any name tags on them. But we knew.
Did we get the things we had hoped for? That is anyone’s guess for the Christmas wish book was long gone by Christmas Day, and we were happy with what we received. I don’t believe there was ever a disappointed face among any of us.
The poem ‘Christmas’ that was narrated by Lori VanScyoc from my Children’s book Wee Three: Innocence and Wonder is from these Christmas memories. It is available in Kindle, Audio (at iTunes, Audible, Amazon) Paperback at Barnes&Noble and Amazon.com and now in CD at http://www.martamoranbishop.com.
It was mastered in CD so that the little ones can pick up the book and read along or listen as they are going to sleep.
This little video was made so you can enjoy the poem ‘Christmas.’