Monday, October 18, 2010

The Christmas Shoes

This song always makes me remember my late Mom. She passed away in 2007, just a few days before Christmas. Always has the same effect on me everytime I listen to this song.

Would you like to know what Christmas is all about? Listen to this song by an alternative band called NewSong.





The Christmas Shoes (Lyrics)

It was almost Christmas time, there I stood in another line
Tryin' to buy that last gift or two, not really in the Christmas mood
Standing right in front of me was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing 'round like little boys do
And in his hands he held a pair of shoes

His clothes were worn and old, he was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight

He counted pennies for what seemed like years
Then the cashier said, "Son, there's not enough here"
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me
He said Mama made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without
Tell me Sir, what am I going to do,
Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes

So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out
I'll never forget the look on his face when he said
Mama's gonna look so great

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight

I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about

7 comments:

juliet said...

Soooo touching!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Excellent Video!! Thanks for posting it :-)

~Ron

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

It's really hard to celebrate Christmas without your dearest mother at your side. That you remember her every time you hear this Christmas carol is a wonderful keepsake from her. Hope you will have a wonderful Christmas celebration with your family. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

I Love-Hate America by Bing said...

Oh I am sorry to hear that.....I've never heard of this song until you posted it.
Thanks for sharing.
ADvance Merry Christmas :-)

Lon said...

I too am sorry to hear this . . . my mother and father past away not long ago, and it has been very difficut for me, but one thing I'm glad about is that I know their in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ!

This song and video is so beautiful that I couldn't help but to get tears in my eyes! Thank you, and God Bless you and your family!!!

awalkthroughlife said...

@juliet: indeed it is very touching.
@old geezer: you're most welcome :-)
@brother mel: yes, indeed - even though it is a sad song, it has a nice message and it keeps me connected to mom. thanks bro mel
@bing: thanks for liking the song. it's one of my personal faves
@lon: sorry to hear about your parents but i'm glad you have moved past the grief. i'm sorry to have brought tears to your eyes. i don't know where i've read it but they say it's good to cleanse our eyes with tears once in a while

Merry Christmas and God bless us all

Andrea-Memories As A Mom said...

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs ever. . .always makes me cry, though :( Loved the book and movie as well. . .extra hugs to you during this season without your mom.

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