13 days ago
I recently came across this photo and had to laugh. It was taken during a visit to a real place named Santa Clause, Indiana. Apparently, my youngest sister at the time was terrified. The other looks like she needed a little help pulling up her stockings. I, on the other hand, must have hoped the baby doll prop handed to me might be a gymnast.
I remember being skeptical of Santa long before my peers. Nestled in the back of a dictionary I found were illustrations of make-believe characters such as leprechauns, unicorns, and good old St. Nick. The cat was out of Santa’s bag when I sat on his lap rattling off my wish list only to spy stitching on the edge of his curly, white beard.
Of course, I played along as not to spoil things for my sisters and certainly enjoyed opening presents with them. Today, however, giving is far better than receiving because nothing can trump the greatest Gift of all.
Merry Christmas 2014! Hope yours is full of blessings and fun. The video below might help you get started.