Twas the Night Before Christmas (The Bean Version)
Twas the Night before Christmas and all through Bean House
not a Beanlet was stirring, not even little mouse
The stockings were hung on the radiator with care
in knowledge that no St. Nicholas would be there.
Preparations were made for the family to gather
And celebrate Christ’s birth just as they’d rather
With msekhan and salata and foods rather rare
And all of the desserts that HelperBean had prepared
When what to MommaBean’s wondering eyes should appear
but the beauty of Christ’s birth without tiny reindeer
The Bean family wishes you Christmas joy and cheer
And the blessings of God for the entire New Year!
Although I am certainly not a poet of note, I wanted to give each of you my wishes for a blessed Christmas. Whatever your religious affiliation, I hope that this Christmas you and your family are blessed with the joy, spirit, and grace that God has prepared for each of you. I am feeling very blessed this year and thank each of the people who have wished me a Merry Christmas this year. You have made my life blessed and my Christmas joyful. We will celebrate the Lord of my life’s birth tomorrow. I leave you scenes of Christmas around the world, this one, (#18) being our own School of Amman Ballet’s Nutcracker performance. What a blessing that the Bean girls were able to be part of such a blessed performance that becomes MSN’s “face of Christmas” in Jordan. Thank goodness this year we HAVE a face. Here’s to the Peace of the season…