“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a Mouse…”
The sentence above is familiar to us as the opening of one of America’s most beloved Christmas stories, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” attributed to Clement C. Moore. It is the tale of what happened to one family on Christmas Eve that has been embraced by individuals around the world. In fact, for many, the story is told and retold throughout the Christmas season. The story paints a vivid picture of peace and happiness within a household that is pleasantly disrupted by a visit from jolly old St. Nicholas. So well written is this poem, that we can visualize the snow outside, the gifts under the tree, and most importantly the ending blessing.
Much like the household in this Christmas story, Kirby Pines is filled with warmth and love for one another. Employees, much like Santa’s elves, go about their duties quietly so that you can enjoy their gifts of housekeeping, transportation, nursing, yard work, building maintenance and food. Residents snuggle into their beds with the comfort of knowing their safety and well-being are first in the minds and hearts of our employees.
Although the story of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is a holiday tradition, let us not forget this holiday celebrates the birth of Christ. His life and teachings are the basis for the values incorporated into our mission statement.
To all of you I wish a blessed holiday season, and remind you “… I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night”