The day after Christmas.
Is it just me, or does everybody feel that “let-down” after all of the excitement is done and over with. We had a wonderful day yesterday. I have many photos to share, but I’m trying to finish up a project, so I’ll filter them out to you in the next few days.
I will share a few of my favorite moments from yesterday:
When we were walking down the stairs to see if Santa had visited our house during the night, I asked Addie if she was excited, and she responded with her entire body. She shook her head, but she tightened her legs and arms around me so tightly she was practically shaking. And then I heard Em whisper (she was ahead of me holding J.’s hand), “Oh. Daddy. A puppy alarm clock. It is what I always wanted!” She whispered it so quietly and so sweetly, between that and Addie’s ability to barely contain her excitement, it nearly made me cry.
One of my favorite gifts was an ornament that Em made for me at school. She was so proud to give it to me all wrapped up on the last day of school last week. And so excited that I “couldn’t know” what was in it. She brought it over to me so carefully, knelt before me and said –
E: Here, Mama – now you can open my gift.
M: But, the card said “To my family” – should we all open it?
E: No, I want it to be for you.
Yeah, I got teary-eyed. It was a beautiful gift and even more beautiful because she made it and was so proud and excited to give it to me.