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    A Little Child Shall Lead
    by Carol Sanborn

    "Dear Santa." said the letter
    That was slowly being read,
    "I seem to have a lot of time
    To think...... while I'm in bed;
    And so I thought I'd write to you,
    As I do every year;
    I hope you're well and happy now
    That Christmas is so near.

    It won't be very long until
    You'll soon be on your way
    To leave the presents that
    will make A happy Christmas Day.


    Now if you think that I was good,
    And goodness knows I've tried...
    I have a small suggestion,
    Tho I know you must decide.


    I've heard about the shortages
    The world is facing now......
    But if we all would share a bit
    It might just help somehow.


    So Santa, if you should be short
    Of Christmas dolls this year,
    I thought I'd say,
    " My last years' doll Is precious and is dear;


    And really since she's almost new,
    It has occurred to me
    You really wouldn't have to leave
    A new one 'neath the tree.


    Instead, perhaps, you just might
    leave A doll for Mary Dove
    Who's also in the children's ward
    And needs a doll to love.


    She says her parents told her that
    With all their bills to pay,
    That they'd be lucky just to buy
    The food for Christmas Day!


    So please, dear Santa, don't forget
    To stop for Mary too;
    And then she'll have a doll or toy
    And she won't feel so blue.


    I'm tired now, but Santa dear,
    I have not finished yet.
    Tomorrow I'll continue so
    My nurse won't be upset.


    But the letter, still unfinished ,
    Ne'er reached old Santa's hand.....
    The young girls' parents found it
    On her little bedside stand.


    With dampened eyes they packed it
    With their daughters other things;
    But somehow, this poignant letter
    Helped soothe away death's sting.


    Then just before the parents left,
    They stopped a nurse to say
    Please give this doll to Mary Dove ,
    From Santa.....Christmas Day!


    And should there be another child
    That Santa might pass by
    Please let us know,
    so we can add to Santa's short supply!


    The nurse who'd seen the letter
    said God bless you for this deed........
    In life and death you daughter proved
    A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD.....

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    wow.
    Thanks for sharing that, Lori.
    Gave me goosebumps. We could learn alot from our children.

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    Beautiful! I have tears in my eyes. The selflessness of a child!

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    Thank you for sharing that with us. It is beautiful and such an important reminder as we go into the holidays.

    I had tears as I read this to my dh. So did he.

    yvonne

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