'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the flat
Not a creature was stirring, not cockroach nor rat.
The stockings were hung on the windows, all there
For all of the family and dear Sammybear.
The streets were still busy, the stores all aglow
And in NYC there was still not much snow.
But better than snowflakes and better than cheer
Was the one special gift we were given this year.
'Cause when it turns midnight there will be no clatter
Of treatments and neb cups and all of that matter.
And those pills that I take are a small price to pay
For the knowledge that I will wake up Christmas day.
I'll spring from my bed with the greatest of ease,
I'll take a deep breath with no crackle or wheeze.
Then I'll run to my kitchen to grab some hot "joe"
And have one perfect Christmas, regardless of snow.
And E in her fashion and Sam with his toy
Will all settle in for some true Christmas joy.
While Mom and Dad truly deserve three big cheers
'Cause on Sunday morn they'll be hitched 40 years!
The lights will be lit and we'll say a quick prayer
In remembrance of loved ones, both passed on and here.
For those who are hurting, for those who are missed
And for all of us living, so joyful and blessed.
And we'll each give a moment to offer a smile
To the heroes out there who went the extra mile.
To those who save lives and to all who help fight:
Merry Christmas to you, and to all a good-night!
- I am a 33-year-old wife, sister, daughter, friend, law school graduate, CFer, lifelong student of public service, blog writer, patient, Sagittarius, reader, Top chef fan, double-lung transplant recipient (twice!), and dog owner living in Colorado's beautiful Mile High City. I love all things colorful, funny, inspiring, or needlessly sarcastic. I share my city with about 2,500,000 other remarkable people, share my disease with 70,000 other beautiful souls, share my life with some unbelievable family and friends, and share my apartment with one very handsome guy and one really fat mutt with a kick-butt personality. We make it work.
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