Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Simply Wonderful Christmas

Something happened this year,
something just short of a Christmas miracle.
I had the Christmas spirit in me.

We had a wonderful, busy, family and friend filled Christmas and I loved every moment of it.

Usually every year since I can remember for the past little while, I have been the Grinch of Christmas. I could not wait to get all the festivities over and move on with life. As soon as Christmas was over everything came down and was packed away.  I felt like Christmas was more of an obstacle in my life then something to enjoy.  I really don't know why I always felt like this but this year something changed.

This year many things had changed:

We had Christmas at our home for 3 out of 4 Christmas gatherings.

I made sure that I took sometime and did fun Christmas activities with the kids. 
We made Christmas shaped and coloured Rice Krispy Squares, 
We decorated the tree as a family, 
We danced to Christmas music, 
We wrote letters to Santa,
We decorated the house,
and we just all around had fun.

But the one and most important change this year was from Santa.  He only brought the very most important gifts... no fillers.  The kids loved every single one of their gifts and on Christmas morning after all the toys were opened and out of their packages (which took hours, man what is up with all that packaging and wires and tap and plastic...I mean it is a toy for Goodness sake not a bar of gold) the most unbelievable thing happened...

you could have heard a pin drop in this house, I have NEVER experienced this sound in this house.  The kids were so busy playing with their toys, there was no noise coming from their mouths...a true Christmas miracle!

There was just something very special and wonderful about Christmas this year, I will never forget this feeling and I'm so thankful that I found the spirit in me at least for one year:)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas...


Hallie said...

How wonderful! I am so glad you had such a nice Christmas! After the illness you sure earned it! Santa brought Sweets one big toy. A kitchen! She loved it! He's a good fella!

Wendy said...

Ahhh...beautiful indeed! So happy you were able to grab hold and seize those moments.

Merry After Christmas...and Happy Almost New Year!

Reyna said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas dear friend! The quiet sounds fantastic and a Christmas Miracle indeed! I don't know how you did 3 parties...hats off to you.