Tuesday, December 14, 2010

christmas magic


When the girls were itty bitty, we started buying a new Christmas story each year to read out loud. We'd dim the lights and sit by the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree and read a story before bedtime. The books were neatly stacked under the tree and we'd read one book each night during the 12 days of Christmas. It's been several years since the last time we did this but today, someone relived those memories.

I walked in the door from work and there was Madison, reading one of the Christmas stories out loud to her dad who was laid out on the floor. Such a sweet moment. It's nice to know that the things we do for years, out of love, and with the hope of establishing a tradition, really do take root. Just a bit of Christmas magic.

5 comments:

dmoms said...

that really is quite cool.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I love the realization that things have "taken root" in them. That inspires me to keep on keeping on with the things that matter! Even when my tween and teen roll their eyes. :)

Michelle said...

that is very sweet...xo

Jenni said...

My mother-in-law mentioned to dh and me the other day that her mother-in-law was planning to keep the Christmas decorations up until Caleb comes home to visit in January. Dh laughed, but I told him I'd planned to do the same thing. When I told Caleb about it later, he said, "Oddly, I like that idea." I knew he would. 20 years old and a Marine, but he still says his favorite Christmas tradition is all the kids opening the stockings on our bed Christmas morning. We barely all fit, but we still open them there, lol!

Mary How said...

It's my first time here...My husband's family had that tradition, it got a little awkward during the college years, but they now share the tradition with our four year old daughter.