Friday, December 26, 2008

What do you want for Christmas???

The girls always REALLY look forward to the week of Christmas... What kid doesn't? Their Christmas lists were really funny. Lili asked for some "K-wiss" shoes. (K-swiss...) Karla asked for some "woopers." (whoppers)

Lupita, Yaneli, Tania, and Jaqui making ornaments.
Magda wrapping a gift.
If any of you have been here, you know José...
We had a talent show on Christmas Eve... Aaron, Poncho, and Ezekiel made us all laugh.
Some very excited kids with their new toys!!!

Watch out!

It was a fun Christmas Eve. More pictures of Christmas to come.

The song below talks about a little kid and his greatest Christmas wish. As we try to give these kids a taste of what a family is, pray that more than anything, they will see God's love in all of us here at CVE.

"All I Really Want for Christmas"

Well, I don't know if you remember me or not
I'm one of the kids they brought in from the home
I was the red-haired boy in an old, green flannel shirt
You may not have seen me, I was standing off alone

I didn't come and talk to you 'cause that's never worked before
And you'll probably never see this letter, anyway
But just in case there's something you can do to help me out
I'll ask you one more time

All I really want for Christmas is someone to tuck me in
A shoulder to cry on if I lose, shoulders to ride on if I win
There's so much I could ask for, but there's just one thing I need
All I really want for Christmas is a family

Well, I guess I should go ahead and tell you now
If it's really true about that list you have
Somehow I always seem to end up in a fight
But I'm really trying hard not to be bad

But maybe if I had a brother or a dad to wrestle with
Maybe they could teach me how to get along
And from everything I've heard, it sounds like the greatest gift on earth
Would be a mom

All I want for Christmas is someone who'll be here
To sing me happy birthday for the next 100 years
And It's okay if they're not perfect or even if they're a little broken
That's alright, 'Cause so am I

Well, I guess I should go, it's almost time for bed
Maybe next time I write you I'll be at home

'Cause all I really want for Christmas is someone to tuck me in
Tell me I'll never be alone, someone whose love will never end
Of all that I could ask for, well, there's just one thing I need
All I really want for Christmas is a family


Nathan and Rachel said...

I love all the pictures! The poem is really good, too. It is so sad, but so true of so many kids. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being a family for these precious girls. I read your blog and continue to be amazed at the "home-i-ness" of the pictures...making cookies, making ornaments, etc. Keep serving the Lord with HOPE!