My granddaughter and I did some Secret Santa things last night. I know it isn't even December but...I wish it were. I love the feeling and excitement that Christmas brings. How grateful I am for the spirit of Christmas that lives in the hearts of every child. To be able to see everything through child-like eyes, makes the season so much more simple and sweet. As I explained to her, what we were going to do and why we were doing this for someone, my granddaughter got more and more excited.
I have to admit, I am so grateful that the Lord has let me stay here on the earth, a little longer so that I could do some of these memorable things with my grandchildren. Each time I was diagnosed with Cancer, I wondered how long I would live, and what legacy I had left for my children and grandchildren? I felt like I wasn't finished, there were so many things I hadn't done or said yet. There were grandchildren that I haven't met, friends that I wanted to spend more time with, and things that I wanted so much to still do with Jeff and each one of my kids. I feel blessed to still be here, and am trying with all my heart... to fill each day with the things that will really matter most.
I hope we all can enjoy this upcoming season, with a sense of peace, hope and gratitude!
"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." ~Harlan Miller
"Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself..."
~Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976
That love weighs more than gold!" ~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon