My little girl still believes. She just dialed 1-800-972-6242 to hear Santa's pre-recorded message about Christmas. The look on her face was priceless. It was almost as if she were listening to the Almightly himself. Well, I guess in her mind..... Santa ranks right up there with all that is holy.
The recording is ok. It has Santa saying how excited he is and that the reindeer are looking forward to the big trip. They've gussied up the sleigh with some new paint and fancy electronics so he'll know if he's coming or going..... unlike myself on Christmas Eve. One thing he did say is that he'd love it if he'd get a drawing or a colored picture on Christmas Eve when he came to the house. Ok - all progress must come to a screeching halt while my little Picasso fulfills that wish..... because Santa said to do it. Why couldn't he have told all the children to hop right to their rooms and give it a good once over? Or tell them this is their final chance to get on the "good list" and to quickly ask your moms if their is anything they would like help with? Well..... I guess quietly coloring at the table is the next best thing.
Thank you all for your kind words and uplifting comments to me during my gigantic pity-party the other day. I read back over my post and wow - I really need to open my eyes to what I do have.... something very special. I don't need what's elsewhere to be happy... I've got it all right with me now. My adoring husband and wonderful daughter who are the world to me and I mean the world to them. I'm thankful that my husband and I have our own business that we are able to operate together and it represents our retirement someday. My family enjoys good health and we have wonderful friends and family.
Life is good. Happy Holidays to All!
***These are older pictures of Hannah from past years.