"Christmas Shoes" as written by and Leonard Ahlstrom Eddie Carswell....
It was almost christmas time
There I stood in another line
Trying to buy the last gift or two
Not really in the christmas mood
Standing right in front of me
Was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing around like little boys do
And in his hands were a pair of shoes
His clothes were warn and old
He was dirty from head to toe
When it came for his time to pay
I couldnt believe what I heard him say

"Sir I wanna buy these shoes
For my momma please
Its 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 awhile
And I know they will make her smile
I want her to look beautiful
If my mom meets Jesus tonight"

He counted pennies what it seemed like years
The cashier said "son there is not enough here"
He searched his pockets so franticly
And then he turned and looked at me
He said "Momma made our house good
Most years we just did without
Can you tell me what am going to do
Because I have to buy her these Chirstmas shoes"
So I laid the money down
I Just had to help him out
I will never forget the look on his face
When he said "Momma's gonna look so great"

"Sir I wanna buy these shoes
For my momma please
Its 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 awhile
And I know they will make her smile
I want her to look beautiful
If my mom meets Jesus tonight"

I knew I caught a glimpse of heavens love
When he thanked me and walked out
I know God sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about

"Sir I wanna buy these shoes
For my momma please
Its 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 awhile
And I know they will make her smile
I want her to look beautiful
If my mom meets Jesus tonight"


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    General Commentno comments, seriously??

    honestly, i cried the first time i heard this. its upbeat, but its still beautiful and ive always loved the story of the christmas shoes. nicely done, fm static. trevor, you awe me.
    =D
    aarsty101on January 26, 2010   Link

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