November 30, 2012

December Visiting Teaching & Sister Elf Poem

Hello ladies. I know you were probably expecting something Christmasy for the hand out, but that is not what the message is about. If you scroll down further I have added a poem I wrote that you could take to your ladies with a bag of goodies or homemade treat for Christmas.

You may copy this or download it HERE!

Sister Elves
 By Marcie Peterson

Twas the sweet Christmas Season And all through the ward
Sister elves were all serving No time to get bored.
Christmas hymns being sung Sunday lessons handled with care
Spirits lifted to our sister elves And all that were there.

The ladies preparing for Christmas to come
Always doing for others and keeping it mum.
Monthly visits were finished not a sister was missed
If you tried to reward them, sister elves would resist.

When one night on the porch there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my housework to see what was the matter
Away to the door I opened up in a flash
Looking down at a bag and secretly hoping for cash

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster of mid-day to this object below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a bag filled with goodies and a note filled with cheer.

The note was uplifting whoever left it was quick,
If I guessed who it was a Sister Elf I would pick.
More rapid than eagles the holidays came,
Without the service and giving it would have not been the same

"Now cookies! now, preparing! now, cleaning and decorations!
On, laundry! On, wrapping! on, gift giving and serving!
To the top of the list! to the top of it all!
The important thing is that the Lord loves us all.

The meaning of Christmas we need to remember
The birth of our Savior and not just in December
May the service of sisters stay in our hearts
May we all think of others and all do our parts.

As Relief Society Sisters we want you to know
How much you are loved, serving you helps us grow.
And we want to exclaim, ‘ere with all of our might,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

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