Friday, December 25, 2015

What I Loved About This Morning


I loved being just as excited about Christmas morning as my kids were.  I was the first one up, way too early, because I couldn't sleep.  I loved our tree as it glittered so imperfectly in the early morning darkness (our prelit progressively lost its lights as the month went on).

I loved sitting with Drew on the couch in the morning quiet, while we waited for the others to wake up.


I loved their nervous anticipation.


I loved that Reed was just as excited for his sister to get gifts from Santa as he was about his own.


I loved Drew's face when he realized there was stuff inside the Skylanders storage case, too.


I loved that Ruby's is super excited about dental hygiene.




I loved it when he said "This is the best Christmas ever!"


I loved that I didn't spoil the magic.


I loved their expressions.


I loved that she couldn't wait.



I loved it when she said "JOY!"





I loved that they loved these.


I loved that I was able to give to Ruby my old baby doll crib.  And that Joy was the only doll allowed to sleep in it all day long.


I loved this morning with them.


I loved the warmth of this family.
And I loved the joy and the time and the tradition of this day.

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