Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Gift

My most memorable Christmas gift?

There have been many - Christmas has always been a time when I've been giddy with excitement, brought to the point of NO WORDS I've been so excited. ( I have witnesses.)

But there's no getting around THE ultimate Christmas gift:


My Christmas baby, the Christmas miracle, who came a month early in December 2004.

*****

But we were more than ready for you. The cycles, the struggles, the heartache, the journey ... we'd been trying and hoping for a long, long time.

There are not enough words to express what a wonderful gift you've been to me, your Daddy and your big brother. You've shown us the value of patience, shared the joy of your boisterous laugh, made us marvel at how perseverance and stubbornness can reside in the tiniest person and opened an incredible new view of the world.

The world through your eyes...and the world is your oyster, princess.

Who could ask for a better Christmas present?

(This is my latest effort in the writing group I've joined with a bunch of blog pals. Join us:

6 comments:

Tara R. said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

C. K. said...

Merry Christmas, Karen. The time for family and cheers. The best combination ever.

Knatolee said...

Merry Christmas, Karen! I hope 2010 is a happy, healthy year for all of you!

Ed said...

What an extra special way to make the Christmas season that much more special.

Merry Christmas.

Kat said...

Lovely! I feel the same way about my Christmas baby. I didn't have the same kind of struggle you did, but it sure took me forever to find a guy to marry and settle down with. I have two friends who just gave birth on Christmas day. Really, the best gift, and those little words don't hold it all, not even close.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I miss you too!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

She is the most beautiful Christmas gift I have ever seen. I am so glad you get to be her Mommy!

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