Some special thoughts for special folks on Christmas Eve
Somewhere across the winter world tonight
You will be hearing chimes that fill the air;
Christmas extends its all-enfolding light
Across the distance...something we can share.
You will be singing, just the same as I,
These familiar songs we know so well,
And you will see these same stars in your sky
And wish upon that brightest one that fell.
I shall remember you and trim my tree,
One shining star upon the topmost bough;
I will hang wreaths of faith that all may see --
Tonight I glimpse beyond the hear and now.
And all the time that we must be apart
I keep a candle in my heart.
Mary E. Linton, Candlelit Heart
I love this poem because it has such a heartfelt meaning to me. There are many friends and family far away.
I have hung the wreaths of faith for all to see…
My heart will always keep you near,
and I am keeping a candlelit heart.
There'll always be Christmas as long as a light
Glows in the window to guide folks at night,
As long as a star in the heavens above,
Keeps shining down - there'll be Christmas and love