By: Melody Kraemer – Mother of two autistic boys
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
everyone was awake and wouldn’t settle down.
With the chaos and madness that was looming in the air
nothing was being done with care
due to the excitement for Santa Claus soon to be there.
Mama was going crazy and growing tired of it all.
Her patience was running thin
she was about to reach out to Santa with a call.
The kids were running amuck and wouldn’t go to bed,
while mama took Tylenol for her aching head.
Mamma and daddy decided on a nightcap
and regretting the afternoon when the kids took a short nap.
When all of a sudden the house quieted down.
Mama got worried and started looking around.
The kids were playing on their Ipad and not making a sound.
Until one child saw mama and started following her around
to download an app that he just found.
The tiredness and the exhaustion from the holiday bliss,
mama finally reached her limit and yelled, if you don’t go to bed now
Christmas you will surely miss.
So with a twinkle in their eyes and smile on their face
the kids never settled down, and momma asked God for grace!
“Merry Christmas to all and to all a peaceful night.
2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of Macaroni Kid Jurupa Valley-Eastvale and Autism Mom Adventures. For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.