Thanks to Kellie for another Free Write Friday to prompt my brain… Be sure to check her page as there will be some great writers to add to the reading:
It had been such a year of change
Loss of employment being the worst
With the children trying their best
It was hard, putting needed food first.
Of course without the family and friends
They might not even have the this place
For being a single parent was not the plan
But you bear it all and put on a proud face.
You had no idea the depth of your strength
But there were those that knew of your fate
And the secret was spread and all pitched in
To put more than a dinner onto your plate.
I watched through that frosted window to see
I cried as well as I saw your eyes begin to tear
Children with mouths open at a room full of gifts
The cold wasn’t felt as I shared all your cheer.