Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Memories

  • Two holiday memories stand out to me when we come to the season of Christmas.
  • The first memory is when we were in Hastings, Nebraska visiting Grandma and Grandpa Kent. We usually went there for Thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • One year that we did go there for Christmas, I remember as a child laying on the floor with my sister's trying to go to sleep because I knew Santa wouldn't come if I didn't.
  • I had a hard time falling asleep because I was soooooo excited for the next morning.
  • I swore that while I was laying there, I heard reindeer footsteps on their roof top.
  • Being in a different place makes every unusual sound amplify.
  • The second memory is when my mom knew someone from work that didn't have enough money to buy anything for Christmas. We went out as a family and picked up toys for her kids. I think we got a gift card for a grocery store too. It seemed like we had the works.
  • We drove a block away from the house, my dad ran up to the house with the gifts, rang the doorbell and ran away back to the car. I felt so excited for them and glad that they would have a good Christmas after all.
  • Still to this day I don't think the family ever found out who left them the Christmas gifts.
  • We did the same thing when we were adults for a different family.
  • Go Graham Go and Jolly Mom are having a Christmas party going on right now. If you are in the spirit, you can enter the giveaways. If you win you can keep the giveaway items, or send them to someone that isn't fortunate enough to have a Christmas.


Felicia said...

Wow.. I love the one about the surprise gifts for the family in need!

An Apel a Day said...

It is a great memory!


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