“My Lonely Christmas” (Army Wives lonely Christmas)
Author: © 2005 Bradley A Peraino
“My Lonely Christmas”
As I lay down to sleep, this eve of Christmas morn, ‘
I slide between the cotton sheets so comfortable and warm.
A tinge of guilt comes over me followed by a saddened tear.
I say another lonely prayer that only God can hear.
I turn the bedside light off and quickly settle in,
but it will be a few more hours before my night comes to an end.
I lie here all but motionless, eyes wider than the sky.
I try to think of happy thoughts, but I still break down and cry.
I punch my flattened pillow and lie flat on my back.
I’m thinking of my soldier who’s bravely serving in Iraq.
I finally stop my crying and a calm sets in my heart.
For, I know this year will quickly pass, then we’ll no longer be apart.
My eyes are feeling heavy now, so I send God one last prayer.
“God, please protect my soldier while fighting over there!”
Please scroll down for current news. I will have a Christmas Tree “stuck on top” through Christmas Day. Enjoy.
White House Blue Star Family Christmas Tree 2011
Marine Master Sergeant Robert Allen
Read more about Blue Star Families here.
My Christmas Tree Collection:
December 1 with Kenny G, We Three Kings, and The Carol of the Bells
December 2 with Elvis and Carrie Underwood Duet, I’ll Be Home for Christmas
December 3 with Ray Charles, Walking in a Winter Wonderland
December 4 with Norah Jones and Willie Nelson, Baby It’s cold Outside
December 5 with Diana Krall – Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
December 6 with Jackie Evancho – Walking in the Air and O Holy Night
December 7 – Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige – What Child is This?
December 8 Dean Martin Christmas Blues
December 9 Rascal Flatts Mary Did You Know
December 10 Martina McBride Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
December 11 – Il Divo Silent Night
December 12: Straight No Chaser The 12 Days of Christmas
December 13: Blue Star Family Tree – Marine Robert Allen Sings to His Wife
December 14: Reba McEntire and Andrea Bocelli – Blue Christmas
December 15: Lorrie Morgan These are a Few of My Favorite Things
Marine Master Sergeant Robert Allen – A Christmas Love Song for Mrs. Allen (video)
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