{W}  -  In an attempt to not be too Amy Grant, My Best Christmas Gift

Dec 22, 2009

I’ve struggled with this week’s challenge, which is ironic since I came up with it. Challenge it is, though, as whatever I had in my mind at the time of creating it is long since slipped.  “My Most Memorable Christmas Gift.” It seems silly to think back, even sillier to remember what hit my top list in years past. So excuse the christian-singer-turned-secular-after-a-divorce-cheesy-christmas-list-song-ish of this post, but it’s all I can think of.

And it’s everything.

This is the year I’m most thankful. This year. This is my most memorable Christmas. I have two healthy children. I have a fantastic marriage, a husband who supports and cares and loves us all. I have a job I love, clients who became friends, friends who support me.  I have real people, genuine friends, and enough food in my kitchen. I have a new house that our family can’t wait to move in to. I have my parents, my in-laws, a sister whose family I enjoy and a brother-in-law who married a gal I like and is raising two kids of his own.

I want for nothing. It’s the best Christmas Present ever.


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  1. Not cheesy… more like right on the money. Well said, my dear. Very well said.

    By Stacey on 2009 12 22

  2. Definitely not cheesy. I think it’s wonderful.

    Merry Christmas!

    By Stephanie (Mrs. Dreamer) on 2009 12 22

  3. I am exactly the same, and it’s a very blessed feeling. I don’t think it’s cheesy at all.

    By Luschka on 2009 12 23

  4. Merry Christmas Flingers! Love the photo!

    By Jamie on 2009 12 24

  5. There is nothing wrong with your sentiment at all, you’re one lucky lady!  By the way, I really enjoyed participating in my first {W}rite of Passage (challenge #3), see you at the next one…

    By Jen (Post-Modern Jen) on 2009 12 27