"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney
Monday, December 26, 2011
After Christmas Reflections
The presents have been opened, leftovers reheated and eaten, family and friends are preparing to head home, and my kids are still flying high from holiday cheer. Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Lord, has always been my favorite time of year. It is even more special now as I watch my children enjoy themselves. Two and four, they are filled with the excitement and wonder I remember feeling as a small child.
My youngest crawled in bed with us at about six Christmas morning and promptly fell back asleep. We snuggled until her older sister came in an hour later shouting “Santa was here! He already came and the stockings are so full they fell to the floor! Get up! Get!”
Through a sea of wrapping paper we all played with dolls, read books and tried on new clothes. I feel so very blessed to have my friends and family. I can’t imagine life without them. They are my most prized gift.
I hope you were also able to enjoy many special moments filled with love and that those moments only continue and grow into the new year.
What were some of your favorite moments and gifts? What are you most looking forward to now?