Monday, December 22, 2008
Gifts For Christmas
I thought and thought and couldn't come up with anything writing related to put here today, so I thought I'd write about Christmas gifts.
As a child I sat with the Sear's Wishbook opened to the toy pages and dreamed. Once in a while when times were good, I received the one item on my list I wanted with all my childhood heart.
As I grow older, what I receive for Christmas means little, but what I can give others is what fills my heart with gladness. I search for the perfect gift- bake goodies for family and friends, extend my home to others and work to make it festive.
The days of my childhood when I'd shake, peek, and re-wrap presents because I had to know what was in each one before Christmas changed into wrapping my children's presents so tightly they couldn't be opened without a knife or scissors and using a code rather than names on packages so the kids didn't know which package belonged to who.
Since my marriage, I've had refrigerators, balers, and a bed for my Christmas presents. This year I just circled some western jewelry in a magazine and asked for a pair of warm gloves for feeding animals. I'm pretty sure I got the gloves. ;)
The gifts I've made and purchased will be doled out to my family with love, respect, and a dollop of fun. My wish is for the grandchildren who will be here to be in awe of the 17' tree and remember grandma's house as a place to laugh,love, and have fun. That is the gift I hope to give this Christmas.
What gifts do you want or hope to give?