The Abraham Family’s Journey to Russia to Bring Home Their Daughter

December 6, 2007

Sending You a Little Christmas Wrapped Up in Love

As I was driving to church last night, a song came on the radio that really touched me. It was Jim Brickman's #1 Christmas song "Sending You a Little Christmas" and it was probably written for all our brave soldiers currently serving overseas and the families back home missing them. But last night it made me think about our little girl, somewhere on the other side of the world, that we are waiting for and praying for until she comes home to us. When we started the adoption process last Spring, I was optimistic that we might have her home by this Christmas. I wish we could have at least met her already so that I really could send her some of her favorite things to let her know how much we love her and can't wait until she is home in our arms.

Christmas at our house is full of traditions, both silly and serious. We go all out on the decorations and lights; in December we count down the days by reading the true meaning of Christmas from our Bibles before letting the boys open a window of their Advent Calendars to find a little piece of chocolate; we play Secret Santa by drawing names of just our immediate family so the boys can enjoy the gift of giving; we decorate cookies and bake lots of other goodies; we watch all the classic Christmas programs snuggled up together with popcorn and hot chocolate, including my favorite "It's a Wonderful Life"; our Church always has the sweetest children's Christmas pageant; and then there are all the festive gatherings with our friends and family. Christmas Eve and morning are nothing short of magical and a little crazy, as you can imagine. So, it just makes me a little sad knowing that she won't get to experience all that with us this year.

We'll be ready for her to celebrate with us next year. I have already started searching for the perfect stocking to be stitched with her name, there is a white and pink Christmas tree already twinkling in her room and an angel costume hanging in her closet. She has a special ornament waiting for her photo, her very own children's Bible, and story books with Russian Christmas fairy tales like "Babushka", the "Snow Maiden" and "Grandfather Frost" to go along with all the boys' favorite Christmas stories. But most of all, she has a mom and dad, four big brothers, two grandmothers, a grown-up big sister and brother-in-law, one niece, six sets of aunts and uncles, and twelve cousins who are ready for her to be home where she belongs so we can wrap her up in LOVE!

I've added a youtube video on the left and here are the lyrics:


Jim Brickman - Sending You A Little Christmas


A photograph, a blanket
Some mistletoe, confetti snow
An angel to put on a tree
Santa Clause in Crayon
To make you smile today
While you're so far away


So I'm sending you a little Christmas
Wrapped up with love
A little peace, a little light
To remind you of
How I'm waiting for you, praying for you
I wanted you to see
So I'm sending you a little Christmas
Till you come home to me


Some gingerbread, a candy cane
A stocking I made with your name
I filled it with your favorite things
A way to say I love you
Like kisses through the air
Hoping you'll feel me there


So I'm sending you a little Christmas
Wrapped up with love
A little peace, a little light
To remind you of
How I'm waiting for you, praying for you
I wanted you to see
So I'm sending you a little Christmas
Till you come home to me


Home, into these arms of mine
Home where you belong


So I'm sending you a little Christmas
Wrapped up with love
A little peace, a little light
To remind you of
How I'm waiting for you, praying for you
I wanted you to see

So I'm sending you a little Christmas
Till you come home


Home, till you come to me
Come home



3 comments:

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

Thank you for the You Tube post. We aren't getting much Christmas spirit while we are here and this video made our last full day here feel a little closer yet to home.

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

I LOVED the John Denver clip. Thank you! That was very thoughtful!

KimAbraham said...

You are so welcome!

My oldest son, Preston, sang "The Little Drummer Boy" at his recital last Saturday. We watched that video clip for inspiration!

Just in case anyone is wondering what we are talking about, here is the link:

http://jdshigherground.homestead.com/JDSingsLittleDrummerBoy.html

Click and enjoy!