The Night Before Christmas By J.B. 2015 'Twas the night before Christmas, and out on the streets A couple would ask, the people they'd meet.... "Some change or some cash? It sure would be nice. Some food, socks or cocoa? To stop feeling like ice." Their kids were all huddled in a tent, chilly and cold Under one small blanket, filled with holes and so old. They hoped for a Christmas, with a tree, gifts and such; But wasn't sure if Santa would find them, being homeless so much. We pulled up to their corner, in our LOVE van so red And jumped out to serve them, with warm soup and some bread. The best cocoa in hand, with socks, clothes and gifts, The woman cried softly, her tears came so swift. "We had given up hope, of a Christmas at all; We have nothing to offer, no toys or a doll." The volunteer, so jolly, like good ol' St. Nick Let out a chuckle, and said "Here, take your pick; Of the gifts that are here, for your children so small, Rest assured, we'll take care of you tonight, one and all." We see this every night that our vans do go out, Union Gospel Mission Search & Rescue, Brings love, hope, and care -of that, I have no doubt. Please know YOU can help, in big ways or small And bring Christmas to ones who have lost it all. Seattle's Union Gospel Mission You have all of your presents wrapped with pretty bow's underneath the tree and you are ready for tomorrow's family gathering with many tasty dishes planned....... but what have you done for your community, those less fortunate? Remember to serve thy fellow man.... love thy brother.... reach out and make a difference to someone in need.... there are so many.