A very special Christmas was the Christmas of 2006 or 2007. The weather was horrible and power was off for 2-3 weeks before and up to Christmas day.
I always took our grandsons shopping for a Christmas ornament each year. This Christmas I was unable to do so due to the weather with icy/snowy roads. I felt so bad I decided to let them select a couple of my ornaments.
I collect nativity sets, several with music boxes. I put out 2 naitvity sets with a couple of Santas and Snowmen for the boys to select.
My grandsons were 11 and 12 years old. They are not Christians but I am proud of how they have been raised.
The year this story took place was the year of high tech toys were the "in" thing. I asked my boys what each home should have at Christmas. Tucker the 11 year old said, "Love and cookies," Teagan, the 12 year old said "family and food."
I almost cried. They did not show any of the selfish, self centered response most young boys would respond with. No money, no toys, no gifts. They selected 2 of the most import gifts of all, family and love.
They each selected a large nativity music box and a standing secular ornament such as Santa and a snowman.
As an adult this Christmas was one of my favorite Christmases. It showed me that we can not ever know just how precious our children are unless we question them allowing them to express their ideas and feelings.
I hope this story was enjoyed. I am looking forward to other stories. stubby226
I have fond memories when I was a child maybe around 10 year old , going to Church by myself, I was dropped off ,I wore my new green wooly hat with bobbles on, I loved the stories of the baby being born and avidly read everythjing I could about the baby jesus ...I also went alone every Sunday maybe 2 times on that day, my mom was protecting me, Christmas day and Sundays were the days my dad got the most drunk, he never abused me, he did her, and the yelling he did at my Mom haunts me ,her way of getting me away from it till he fell asleep was to send me to Church , I stood in the pews regularly with the grown ups , I have never forgotten it, I loved the stories they told from the bible ..and my green bobbly hat ...
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.