Good morning! Only a little over a week and it’s Christmas! It is coming so fast, but I am enjoying all the special moments! I think I am ready and am looking forward to spending time with family and friends.
I realized I hadn’t shown you much of my home decorated for Christmas, so I thought I would give you a little tour today along with a little story.
Many year ago, when I was 6 years old, I was going to be an angel in the Christmas program at church.
I was excited to wear the white gown, the wings and the sparkly halo. I was going to be in front of the whole church along with 5 other little angels.
A week or so before the program, my parents went out for the evening and my older sister was babysitting. Well, as siblings will do, my older sister wanted me to do something I didn’t want to do…go to bed!
I held on to the cupboard knob under the sink while she tried to pull me to the bedroom. It was quite the tug-of-war and in the end, I came out with a broken pinkie finger!
This was quite traumatic for me! How could I be an angel on stage with a splint on my finger?! I just couldn’t do it!
My mom and dad tried talking me into still going on stage, my teacher talked to me too, but I just wouldn’t do it! Finally my mom offered me a bribe.
She told me I could open a Christmas present early if I would still go up on stage. That did it! What six year old doesn’t want to open a present early?! I finally went on stage on performance night and hid my splint under my fancy angel sleeve.
And you know what? I have no idea what the present was that I opened! I’m sure it was something special at the time, but I don’t remember it now. I don’t know why I was being so stubborn, but I’m sure glad my mom figured out a way to get me to go on stage!
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and many happy memories with your family and friends! Thank you for stopping by today!