Christmas Face

I snapped a picture as my daughter began opening her first Christmas present this morning.

The picture utterly reeks of gladness.  It embodies the magic of Christmas morning, something that I realized about two nights ago… I have completely lost all feeling for.

Yes, about two nights ago I nearly had a Holiday meltdown, complete with whine and topped with pity.  I was stressed and tired and hungry, and wondering WHY I let myself get that way every dang year.

As I looked through the pictures I snapped this morning, I was reminded of EXACTLY why I do it to myself every dang year.Because it turns out that Christmas magic isn’t something you lose… it’s simply something you pass on.

(Thanks, Mom)


  1. I am the same way… I couldn’t afford Christmas this year. I went to Walgreens for my mother. She needed wrapping paper. I saw all the gifts I wanted to give my nieces and nephews.

    Yesterday, I took many pictures and I saw the looks on their faces. The spirit was returned to me. I couldn’t agree with you more on that quote. “It’s simply something you pass on”

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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