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“I Did Not Think The Grinch Lived Here!”

Little Sammy J went shopping with his mummy and daddy one day

So much to do, many things to get, as Christmas was not far away!

He had a little Christmas suit to wear, and he went around spreading Christmas cheer

Because he really did think Christmas was the most wonderful time of year.

He smiled at this person, and that one too, laughing at any that looked his way

He rocked his head in time to the music and his head, back and forth would sway

He went along,  and everywhere he went, he spread some Christmas cheer

He had not a care in the world, not a fear

Until…the grouchy old man with a nose out of shape,

Who looked like he had eaten a gazillon mouthfuls of sour grape,

Said with a scowl, “Why do you sway?”

“You’ll get a crook neck, dancing that way!”

Sammy J stopped for a moment, then waved at the man

And smiled again, thinking he was a fan

The scowling old man shook his head and scoffed out loud

And walking away mocking, quite tall and quite proud

Little Sammy J kept smiling away, spreading Christmas cheer,

All the while thinking, “I did not think the Grinch lived here!”

Little Sammy J went to church with his mummy and daddy one day

There was many things to do, as Christmas was not far away

He had his Christmas suit on, and everything he did, he was spreading Christmas cheer

Because he really did think Christmas was a most wonderful time of the year.

He sang all the songs, and danced merrily along while playing with his friend

He stared at the people, and hoped that this joyous time would not end

He really enjoyed watching all the people, and spreading his Christmas cheer

He had not a care in the world, not a fear

Until…the grouchy old lady with an ear out of joint

Who looked like she had heard too many a sermon point

Said with gruff tone in her voice,

“Quiet, you boy, we’re trying to rejoice!”

Sammy J stopped for a moment, then waved at the lady

And smiled again, thinking her a little crazy

The gruff little old lady shook her head and “Hmpfed” out loud

Then turned around, sitting quite tall and quite proud

Little Sammy J kept smiling away, spreading his Christmas cheer,

All the while thinking, “I did not know the Grinch lived here!”

Little Sammy went to the pageant with his mummy and daddy one day

There were many things to see, and Christmas was not far away.

He had on his Christmas suit, and smiled at all, spreading his Christmas cheer

Because Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year

He smiled at the floats, so big and tall, the clowns and their wigs

With some other people dressed up as elves, dancing silly jigs

He smiled and laughed and clapped his hands, spreading his Christmas cheer

He had not a care in the world, not a single fear

Until…a grumpy little man with a mouth bigger than his belly

Said with a sour note, “This is all a bit smelly”

Sammy J stopped for a moment, and knew he was right

But smiled anyway, and gave the grumpy little man a fright

He turned on his heel, saying, “Phew” and holding his nose

And poor Little Sammy J’s mummy had to change all his clothes

All the while, Little Sammy J went on spreading his Christmas cheer,

At the same time he was thinking, “I did not know the Grinch lived here!”

Little Sammy J went driving with his mummy and daddy to see some lights one day

There were many places to see, as Christmas was really not far away

He had on his Christmas PJ’s and was spreading his Christmas cheer

Because Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year

He stared at all the pretty trees, with bright and flashing lights

His daddy held him in his arms as he took in all the sights

He smiled, and “Awwed” and spread his Christmas cheer

He had not a care in the world, not a single fear

Until…a grouchy little person, whose eyes seemed too cross

Said with an intruding tone, “It’s all pagan, you see, it’s heresy, and all is loss!”

Sammy J stopped for a moment, looked up at his dad

Who was looking at the man who looked quite mad

Then said with a flash, “And Merry Christmas to you, you silly mug”

To which the man replied as he walked away, “Bah!Humbug”

And Sammy J smiled again, and started spreading more of his Christmas cheer

All the while thinking, “I did not think the Grinch lived here!”

Little Sammy J sat on his daddy’s lap one Christmas eve night

There were many things to hear, as Christmas Day was now in sight

He had on his Christmas PJ’s, and was wrapped in Christmas cheer

As now his daddy told him why Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.

He listened as he heard about the baby born to Mary

The part about Herod was really quite scary

But he now knew even better the reason to have Christmas cheer

Because Jesus had come to earth, and God has come near

So…there really is nothing to fear, or worry about

God has come down to sort it all out

Sammy J stopped for a moment, then looked at his dad,

And realised he felt quite glad

Because his mummy and daddy who loved him so dear

Had told him the best news he could ever hear

Jesus had come for him, so all who saw Sammy J’s Christmas cheer could see

That He had come to die for the Grinch that lives in you and in me

A Poem For A Grandson

My wife & I recently welcomed our son into our lives & we are so blessed & grateful.

His Granddad wrote a special poem on the occasion of his birth & I thought it most certainly worth sharing with you all!

“Samuel’s Poem”

by Peter Budimir

 

Samuel, we waited long or so it seems

For us — yet God the time we wait redeems,

For nothing’s wasted in His tapestry,

Though hours and days and years can painful be,

When God says wait, but wait we cannot bear,

And doubt whispers, “Wait means God does not care.”

 

Was Hannah tempted so to think of God,

As grief and sorrow paved the way she trod?

Perhaps? Yet Hannah’s wait did her no ill,

For God and grace and good were with her still,

So that her cry, her eyes were upward raised,

Her heart drew nearer God, His name she praised!

 

Samuel, your parents struggled much the same,

Who, like us all, were tempted God to blame,

And who like Hannah felt the weight and loss,

Of childless days that seemed to them a cross.

Not knowing why, not knowing when or how,

Yet knowing Him — sufficient that for now.

 

Samuel, your mother suffered much for you,

When after waiting long her time was due,

To see come to this broken world, a son,

Through pain and blood and tears her joy was won,

A picture solemn of God’s strange design,

Who oft through deepest woe brings Grace divine.

 

For Christ himself trod not a painless way,

But steep and rough and under sky of grey.

No bright and sun-filled day to ease the weight,

That constant press of sin, of pride, of hate,

And in those  last few hours the darkness reigned,

Yet darkness died, and death, and joy regained.

 

Samuel, your days on earth have scarce begun,

As mother, father watch their newborn son,

In wonder, yes in awe of God’s hand true,

That wove in secret place one life from two,

They gaze and care and hope and pray and love,

Though days ahead unknown, yet God’s above.

 

Yes, often prone to worry, parents are,

And ponder days ahead both near and far,

So much in sin this fallen world remains,

Yet certain that our God the good reclaims,

Though labour we in life by good or ill,

T’is all in vain without the Maker still.

 

But days ahead need not a worry be,

If Christ’s our hope in all upon life’s sea.

Samuel, though life’s path take you far or near,

Christ in the boat will quieten every fear,

And take us home at last, each one His care,

To join the little one already there.

We’ll Meet You Soon…

We’ll meet you in a little while
Can’t wait to hear you laugh, see your smile
Look forward to learning all about you
And to teaching you to do the things you were made to do
We’ll meet you soon, little one
Not sure if you are a daughter or a son
But we know we love you all the same
And can’t wait to call you by your name
I hope you take more after your mother
Though I’m sure we’ll get along just fine with one another
She’s the one who has carried you so long
And the one that tells me off when I play you that song
I’m sure together we’ll make quite a team, you & I
We may drive her crazy, we’ll get plenty a laugh & plenty a sigh
Either way, we’ll all have a lot of fun
And we both can’t wait to be your dad & mum
We’ll see you really soon
I really hope you like your room
It’s not as cozy as the one you’re in now
But I hope you’ll make do somehow

I’m not sure what you’ve thought of me so far
I hope you’ve noticed we only play Needtobreathe in the car
And that we read about what we’re meant to do when you get here
And I hope you’ve heard our prayers to God to take away our fear

We loved you before we knew you
Before we knew anything you’d do
Because that’s the love we’ve received
And the truth that’s not often enough believed

We loved your brother or sister too
Though we never got to see them grow like we do you
We’ll see them one day soon as well
But how many more will join us before then is too soon to tell

God has blessed more than we could’ve asked for
You were the answered prayer He already had in store
We thank Him for the grace he has shown
It’s far above and beyond what we could’ve ever known
We’d like to say we made you the way you are
But God has to take the credit for getting you this far
He’s making you beautiful in His perfect hours
And we know you are His before you are our’s
We really want to meet you one day soon, our child.

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