Twas the night before Christmas, as I think of my friends.
My cards signed with love, as the day soon will end.
Reflecting on memories of a year about to close,
Your love is so precious; like a lovely red rose.
You listened to me talk, when I needed an ear.
You helped me to face, some of my greatest fears.
A confidant so trusting, I never had doubt.
You‘re comforting words, you always sent out.
Faith, you reminded me, to always hold tight,
And the promise of a new day, sunny and bright.
Encouraging words, coming straight from your heart.
“Tomorrow” you said, will give me a fresh start.
I pray God will grant you, what you’ve given to me.
For I’ll always remember, when He answered my plea.
Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy New Year.
All the memories you gave me, I will always hold dear.
~Ruth Ann Mahaffey