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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?


Linda H. said...

One of my favorite moments was watching my daughter perform in the children's church musical on Christmas Eve.

My favorite gift (tangible)-- music cds and (intangible) time to relax with my husband and daughter.

shelly said...

I love visiting my grandbabies and other family.

Christine Rains said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas. My son is 20 months old. He opened a few gifts, grew bored, and demanded we clean up the mess! *LOL*

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sylvia .. I remember those days (well think I do - but don't!) .. wonderful tale of your early Christmas morning .. the excitement, the paper rustling around, the presents lined up .. the chooooooosing .. which one to look at etc .. lovely - thank you .. Happy New Year .. Hilary

Pearson Report said...

What a lovely reflective post.

The age of your little ones is the best for enjoying the magic of Christmas! I'm glad you had fun playing with them, in the "sea of wrapping paper" (love that!).