Friday, December 9, 2011

A Christmas Thought...

So it just occurred to me today, how close to Christmas we are! I can't believe how when you are little, it seems like it takes 20 years for this time to roll around, and as you get older...20 days. I used to write my lists the night of Santas arrival, thinking that his "inventory" was always with him, and yet, I was never disappointed when something I asked for wasn't available. Now, I have children of my own, who are always wondering when this time will come, in fact the talk of " when is next Christmas" starts at bedtime on Christmas night. They started their lists months ago, which my son so lovingly asked for a blue shiny bike, and some Macaroni and Cheese. I can't believe how magical it is for them, and how stressful it can be for us! But, as they open their gifts, and I marvel at my family that I only get to see a few times a year, I have that amazing warmth that fills your heart, and that is magic of it's own. I wish everyone a blessed holiday, full of whatever you find "Magical." Because if you are one of the lucky ones like me, the magic may be different than when you were a child, but magic it still is, and the gratefulness that you experience because of those feelings, is a miracle all of it's own, and the best gift anyone could ask for. Merry Christmas!!!