Sunday, December 23, 2012

An Extra Gift

An Extra Gift 
by Lori Lipsky

We celebrate Christmas
Once each year

With presents
With food
With family

Some will remember
The lonely, the ill

With a prayer
With a call
With an hour


 My mother-in-law's grandchildren (plus two)

Our tree this year

My husband visiting his mom in the hospital with our daughter

Daughter Paige and her Grandma, June 2012

Daughter Sally and her Grandma, November 20, 2012

My mother-in-law has given me an angel each year at Christmas

Merry Christmas from my home to yours!
Much joy and peace to you.

~in honor of my mother-in-law, Phyllis Lipsky, December 4, 1937-November 25, 2012

Find more of Lori's poems at Poetry Patio


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much for visiting the Barn Door, Clanmother. It's terrific to see you over here. Thank you.

  2. Wonderful glimpses of your family - very best wishes to you at Christmas, Lori! :-)

    1. Thank you, Shrewdbanana. Merry Christmas to you.

  3. Beautiful post!!
    Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year.

    1. Thank you Mum for your kind comment. Merry Christmas to you and your congress of monkeys.

  4. Everyone is up so early!
    Thank you Lori for sharing a precious piece of your life.

    1. At least one of us went back to bed for a bit. Merry Christmas, friend.

  5. Love the inspiration and reflection of the poem. And thank you
    for sharing the photos!

  6. Moving - sorry about your loss, but so glad you are able to celebrate her in such a sweet way.
    Merry Christmas to you, Lynne.

  7. So kind of you to drop by the Barn Door, Lynne. Thank you. Merry Christmas.

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    1. So good to hear from you, Billgncs. It's been a while, I think. Merry Christmas to you, too!!

  9. Lori, it's a beautiful poem with great encouragement not to forget the lonely ones. I love that!

    I pray your family finds comfort for the loss of your mother-in-law this Christmas season.


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