Tuesday, December 22, 2009

True Story Tuesday

It's 8:15AM and both my boys are STILL asleep.  I'm drinking coffee, playing on the computer, and embracing the silence.

True Story.

Last night, a girlfriend received an incredible gift and was asked to pay it forward when the time was right for her.  I can't wait to see how this moment transforms her because I'm certain she is no longer the same person she was before that envelope arrived at her desk.

True Story.

Last year, at this time, there was several feet of snow on the ground.  We were homebound for 10 full days and my dad had to pick us up with chains on his car so we could enjoy Christmas as a family.  Despite that snow, everyone in the family made it to Grandma's for Christmas Eve.  The power of family is much stronger than the power of Mother Nature.  I must admit, I'd like a white Christmas...but just a dusting this year!

True Story.

It's day two of my vacation and I already want it to slow down. Thankfully, all the Christmas shopping is done.  When we were at the mall yesterday, watching all the stressed out shoppers run around, my sweet husband looked at me and thanked me for the years of Christmas shopping that I have done for us.  It made my heart happy to hear him acknowledge that I've done all the shopping in our almost thirteen year marriage.  It is a rare year when he has to go out and buy something.  The pleasure of shopping really is all mine!

True Story.

I love Christmas.  Everything about it.  Yesterday, we took Alexander to the mall to see Santa.  He was a champ and talked to Santa for a full 10 minutes about wanting a "woowoo train" and "mama home".  When we were leaving, he grabbed our hands and said, "wuv you Santa" and swung from his parents hands, with the trust that a toddler has that someone will hold him up when he lifts his feet off the ground.

May you be surrounded and loved this holiday season by those who hold you up.

True Story.

1 comment:

  1. I love paying things forward... and completely believe in its power.

    True story. :)


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