Nutcrackers

Andrew’s birthday is Christmas Eve. He was a dancer. The last ballet I saw him in was Nutcracker in 2012. I bought a Snow King nutcracker that year since he was the Snow King.    The next year he was gone. One of our daughters suggested I collect nutcrackers in his memory. I said emphatically,…

Nutcracker 

Yes, it’s Nutcracker season again. Nutcracker. The last ballet we all attended and watched together. 2012. The next year Andrew was no longer on earth. I wrote this poem as I sat one night thinking of him dancing before the throne of God. I hope you enjoy reading it and imagining what Heaven will be…

Nutcracker

Nutcracker 2012 He was the Dancing Bear He was the Rat King He was the Arabian Prince He was the Snow King He was giddy He was proud He was excited He was wonderful His first performance in The Nutcracker The second weekend of December 2012 Just before his 20th birthday With a professional dance…