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The Magic of a Christmas Moment by: Sarah E. Ladd
Ah, it’s Christmas! Just the elevate of the discussion makes me intend of twinkling trees, steaming wassail, glistening snowflakes, as well as happy childhood memories.
One Christmas Eve, when my sis as well as I were quite small, my parents were trying to larn us to become to sleep. Of course, nosotros were far likewise excited to intend nearly sleep! We double checked our stockings as well as strained our ears to come across if nosotros could hear reindeer hooves prancing on the roof. I tin however holler back my mom saying, “Santa can’t come upward until you lot are asleep!”
And then—it happened!
We looked out of our kitchen window, as well as what should nosotros see? Through our neighbor’s window, nosotros saw HIM . . . Santa Claus . . . doing the dishes! Santa was entirely ane identify away! My sis as well as I could non believe our eyes. Within a flash, nosotros were inwards our beds, blankets pulled upward to our chins, eyes pressed tight inwards hopes nosotros would autumn asleep thus Santa could destination past times our house!
Of course, it took several years for us to realize that “Santa” was our vecino hosting a Christmas party, but fifty-fifty later on all these years I tin however holler back the excited thrill of that moment. Even to this solar daytime the retentiveness brings a grin to my face, as well as every Christmas, somebody ever says, “Hey, holler back the twelvemonth nosotros saw Santa doing dishes?”
As Christmas approaches, it is slowly to larn caught upward on the busyness of the season. Shopping, cooking, traveling—it tin survive a hectic fourth dimension of year, amongst crazy schedules as well as hurried timelines. But inwards the bustle of the season, exercise non forget to croak on your eyes opened upward for the magic inwards the simplest moments, particularly if you lot cause got immature children or grandchildren. Those special memories are gifts that final a lifetime, as well as but similar that Christmas many years ago, it would cause got been really slowly non to accept a minute to await out the window. Keep your pump as well as your eyes opened upward . . . you lot never know what magic you lot volition respect inwards Christmas moments.
Sarah E. Ladd has to a greater extent than than 10 years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University as well as holds degrees inwards world relations as well as marketing. The Heiress of Winterwood was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Her 2nd novel, The Headmistress of Rosemere, releases Dec 2013. Sarah lives inwards Indiana amongst her amazing husband, sugariness daughter, as well as spunky Golden Retriever. Learn to a greater extent than at her website or follow her on Facebook. Also, survive certain to destination past times for your direct chances to win 8 Christian Fiction novels past times some of your favorite authors! Follow this link to go into the Christian Fiction Christmas Giveaway.
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