Monday, December 24, 2007

a christmas story.... dec. 24th in the morning ....

my sophie came into my room this morning ....
the girl: mommy, i can't sleep anymore 
the mommy: snrgle snort ... what? 
the girl: i can't sleep anymore.... i'm ready
the daddy: did santa come?
the girl: WHAT?
the daddy: did santa come? 
the girl: daaaaaaaaaaddy.... santa comes THIS night, not last night
the daddy: what are you ready for
the girl: mommy is taking me on an emergency shopping trip .... i need another present for drew and julia and i thought of it ... we're going to cvs
the mommy: go get dressed
the girl: i am dressed
the mommy: brush your hair
the girl: it is brushed
the mommy: shoes on....
the girl: mommy, i'm ready .... i'll go pick out your clothes .... get up ..... 

an ancient rabbi was asked "who is a rich person?" ... the reply? ...the rich one is he who delights in his portion"  .... making the most of what you have... who you have .... appreciating your small things .... 

i am dressed in non matching clothes that my daughter got out for me ... many shades of blue that i wouldn't wear together.... and a pink hat ... and we went to cvs and debated the merits of tootsie rolls and dots (julia's favorites) as well as the enigma of jolly ranchers vs. nerds (drew's favorites) ..... we came home and let everyone know that we had a secret wrapping expedition in the basement .... we enjoyed our secrets and our time together .... sophie and i are rich, delighting in our portion.... even if our clothes don't match..... 

here's hoping for a meaningful, happy christmas time ....
with smiling faces....
surprise presents ....
delighting in your portion..... 
appreciating the small things .... 
pink boots..... 
and joy ..... 


4 comments:

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Pink Boots and Joy to you and your's!

Merry Christmas, Elizabeth!

Love,
Heidi

Donna said...

Beautiful post!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

jeannie said...

Happy holidays miss e and family!
Got your lovely card today -- mara adores you puppy!

Thanks for sharing your holiday joys.

Cre8Tiva said...

wishing you...blessings and peace, rebecca