Christmas was wonderful. My grandmother, mother, and I went to stay with my sister’s family in their beautiful new home on Christmas eve. We got up early and had a great breakfast and then opened presents. It was a blast seeing the kids have so much fun with their goodies.
I made my parents a video full of childhood pictures of my sister and me set to music. Since my parents are divorced, I had to show it to them separately. My dad got to see it first, and he immediately broke down into tears and told me it was the best present he had ever received. My mother and sister also cried through the whole thing when I showed it to them the night before Christmas. It was a big hit, even if it does make everyone a little weepy when they watch it.
The songs that I used in the video were “Always Be A Child” by Ray Boltz, “The Very Thought Of You” by Nat King Cole, “Come Some Rainy Day” by Wynonna Judd, and “I’ll Be Seeing You” by Peggy Lee. No wonder the tears flowed, right?
I ended the video with a lovely quote by Thomas Jefferson that stated so simply what I could not put into words myself. “The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.”
I got lots of great presents and they were things I actually needed, so that’s always a good thing. I just can’t believe it’s already over.