The morning after

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.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

2 thoughts on “The morning after”

  1. I have been reading your blog for a while but never posted. I just wanted you to know I’m glad you had a merry Christmas, and that your video went over well.

    I put some of my family’s home movies (1955-75) on DVD this year for Christmas presents for my parents, grandparents and aunts. It was a big hit, too. I did have a hard time with the song selection. I like yours.


  2. Kristi,

    Thanks so much for posting! I’m glad your video went over well, too. The songs were a little sad, but went well with the overall mood of the video. There’s something terribly sentimental and depressing about old photographs anyway (at least for me).

    Thanks for reading and keep the comments coming!

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