Open Letter to My Wife – God’s Christmas Gift of Love

gift from God for you

Dear reader: I am writing this special message for my wife, Karen, and everyone. I ask for your prayers as our difficult journey continues. I will be undergoing more medical tests next year to discover the extent of damage my rare auto immune condition of systemic mastocytosis is causing. This will determine treatment options. Thank you for your prayers in this difficult journey of faith.

My darling, I thought this Christmas I had no gift to share
I got pneumonia somewhere
I looked among what I already own for the right gift to give
Thought I would share with you a gift that will have renewed joy in your heart live
There are some books I got that will help teach you the piano to play
That beautiful music would ring through our home both night and day

My love, I know life has been tough
Times my medical conditions have made our daily living rough
But this I pray you see
I will love you now into eternity
You are the sun in my day, the moon in my night
Next to God, you are the second joy in my sight

Darling, you and I know Christmas is not about things
It’s about the love in our heart that God brings
While there are critics who with me would disagree
Christmas is about the love that sets us free
It’s about showing our outstretched humanity
Of showing how we love the other
How we treat each person equally as our sister, our brother

Christmas is about loving those who many in society pass by
Of saying to them we will love you and never let that love die
I will not label or judge you
I’ll show you love that is true

There are the con artists out there
But we know the majority truly need our care
Who want to have a bed and warm clothes to wear
There are those who are like Ebeneezer Scrooge
who said to paraphrase, “Are there no work houses out there?
And the poor law, Is not that in place?
These bums take up such needed space
It would be better for them to die and end my irritation
Decrease the surplus population!”

The Lord has called me to share this Christmas message with you
It is God’s and His people’s love that will see us through
We get angry about the medications the government won’t provide
We wonder where in their heart love does abide
How for over 12 years they say no
To all the medications the specialists say I need so
That, my darling, I leave between them and God to justify why
Many people without their needed medications will get sicker or die

Darling, let us make the best of this day
Take time from all our to do lists to play
Let’s have a time of Christmas cheer
Pray God will bless us and everyone this new year
Let us thank the Lord for our family, our friends
Let us thank Him for His love that never ends

About osborne2029

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. I m in an M.A.-Ph.D program with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary to train to become a psychotherapist and priest. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on December 26, 2014, in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Merry Christmas Kevin and Karen. May you both feel the love of God even so much deeper than ever before… Thank you for your posts and your constant going forth in the midst of the struggle. Though we have never met I love you both dearly for you bring me hope. May 2015 find less medical and more enjoyment for all of us. May 2015 bring the angels song of Peace on earth the whole day long. Merry Christmas to you both.. love Sandy

    • Hi Sandy

      A belated Merry Christmas and a richly blessed new year to you. I will pass along your loving and prayerful thoughts to Karen. We are both still quite ill. I wasn’t on my antibiotic long enough so my pneumonia is worsening again. Yet, through it all I find I am adoring and being so deeply thankful for God’s and Karen’s love. Through this time of illness I have been doing much praying, writing and song writing.

      I am deeply touched that you love us both dearly and that the sharing of my life brings you hope. Though we have never met we love you too.

      We often wonder as Christian writers what impact we are making on people’s lives. Yet, it is our calling to be faithful in the sharing of what God puts upon our hearts. He does the rest. We may never know in this life who we have encouraged and inspired.

      We echo your prayer that 2015 would be filled with less medical problems and more enjoyment for all of us.

      I sing with you the prayer of peace for this ever-darkening world filled with so much hate, needing so much more love and the ending of senseless quarrels often rooted in ignorance.

      Sending a rainbow of God’s love and enduring hope.

      Kevin and Karen

  2. Beautiful poem for your beloved. Praying for strength in the journey ahead and for redemption amidst the suffering.

    Thanks for the follow!

    • Hi Tom

      Thanks so much for those prayerful thoughts and the comment on the poem. Karen is my second greatest blessing to the love of my Lord.

      I pray for you to be showered with God’s richest blessings now and always.


  3. i think you love her so much 🙂

    • Oh, yes I do! Our love has matured through the challenges and as we have got to know each other.. When I think I can’t love Karen more I find I do. She is the second greatest joy of my life next to being a sinner saved by grace.

      Thanks for taking time to read the poem and offer your comment, which I have passed along to Karen. She smiled as I shared it.



  4. HonestlyTellingTheTruth

    If a wife is such a Gift from God, then where is our wife for many of us Good Single Men that are still waiting?

  5. In response to Honestly telling the Truth… I would guess that the gift of God is still being groomed by God just like the Godly single men who are waiting for their wife to come… I have waited for my special Boaz to come and yet he still has not so perhaps God is still working on both of us to prepare us for when we meet… (Just saying)

  6. The very good reason as to why many of us good single men are still waiting is that with much more women nowadays that are very high maintenance, independent, selfish, spoiled, greedy, and very picky, certainly has a lot to do with it since many women today are nothing like the real good old fashioned women were. And many women today want the best and won’t settle for less. That is why years ago many of our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, had it so much easier for them finding love in those days since most of the women in those days as you can see were much different back then which i have just mentioned. And most women and men in those days really struggled to make ends meat, unless they came from rich parents to begin with. And you can really see how women have changed over the years that created this problem to begin with, especially that many of us good innocent men looking for love are not single by choice. Peace

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