Just Before Midnight
Just before midnight a newborn awakes;
an empty stomach is all that it takes.
A schedule is set, all will be right.
Patience pays off as he sleeps through the night.
Just before midnight, good nights are said;
to find a toddler asleep in your bed.
Away down the hall, tip toes are made
to a room with a night light and bear on the shade.
Just before midnight, the hour is late;
awaiting a daughter home from a date.
With special permission what is the harm,
to spend the whole evening with him at the prom.
Just before midnight, the décor is set;
new year’s ambitions, goals to be met.
Promises made, we hope we will keep;
all good intentions; we sow what we reap.
Just before midnight, this last day of earth;
the bridegroom is coming – a promise of worth.
We, with our lamps, have put oil in store.
Is it enough, or will we need more?
D&C 45: 56, 57