T’was just weeks before Christmas, when all through the town, not a person was stirring, morale was quite down.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but with shopping a challenge, we feared they’d stay bare.
Children are adjusting to new daily grinds, with so much technology occupying their minds.
While sitting, relaxing in flannel and fleece, we ponder the question, When will this all cease?
When suddenly outside we heard a strange noise, we’ve missed having visitors, one of our joys.
Away to the window we opened the blind, but weren’t quite sure just who we might find.
The moon put its glow on the leaves on the ground, which made us amazed by what we just found.
Squinting our eyes with all of our forces, what we began to see was DuBois Center’s horses.
With Sharon, Bre, Scott, Sandy, and Larry, showing that horses are friendly and not at all scary.
With saddles & bridles, and walking so tame, they whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
“Now Thunder, now, Zephyr, now Cocoa and Apache! On, Clover, on Phoenix, on Sunny, and Classy!
Around the arena, and past all the bales, they trotted and trotted through all of the trails.
But that wasn’t all we spied with our eyes, there were other camp things adding to our surprise!
There are counselors leading campers on fun nature walks, and chaplains on hand for devotions and talks.
The lifeguards are ready to make swimming safe, and plenty of opportunities to grow in one’s faith.
Kids making new friends, while enjoying the sun, and yummy s’mores ‘round a campfire when the day is done.
There’s archery with bows and targets to hit, and exercise a plenty in the lively gaga pit.
No Chromebook, or cell phone for children to pack, but they sure enjoy GORP, a famous camp snack.
New songs, a cute skit, or learning meal graces, puts plenty of smiles on all the kid’s faces.
So, no need to worry, and no need to fret, no shopping mall necessary, the perfect gift we can get.
What does all this mean – perhaps a sign from above? We can give a camp experience to those that we love!
So that’s what was meant by this evening’s surprise sight, So, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
© Nancy Wagner