A Christmas Joy

Christmas is such a fun time in our house.  We are busy with Christmas activities at church, shopping, baking, school events, touring Christmas lights, and evenings watching our favorite Christmas movies.  Yet, each Christmas morning, my greatest joy comes in the laughs, giggles, and now squeals of delight that our girls ring out after opening a gift.

This year was no different, except for one gift.  Our oldest daughter loves One Direction.  She had told us twice that she really wanted another CD to which our response was that we knew.  Little did she know, I had already purchased it and had it hiding away!  So, when wrapping this gift, I didn’t want her to automatically know it was a CD.  I took a big shirt box, taped the CD to the bottom and then filled the box with black yarn!

Now, if you know my daughter, she LOVES yarn as she knits.  If was perfect!  Christmas morning she chose this special box to be her second present to open.  Her father and I just smiled as she simply stated that she had gotten a box.  Upon opening her box, she let out a squeal that she had received yarn.  I am convinced that had I not said anything, she would have been content and convinced that her gift was the yarn.  BUT I couldn’t hold it in and asked her if that was all that was in her box.  Upon further digging, she discovered the taped CD, which led to a good 3-4 minutes of screaming in absolute delight.

It was priceless….pure joy upon our daughters face and pure joy in heart.

I love Christmas, giving to those that are dearest to my heart and seeing the joy in their eyes and the squeals from their lips.

I pray this Christmas you were able to find a moment of pure joy in your day of celebrating with family and friends.

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