Saturday, December 23, 2006


This is a repeat post from last year, but it is a very special letter that my Dad wrote and mailed to their four children years ago. I have this letter in a frame hanging on my wall, and each time I read it, it brings tears to my eyes.

My Dad is so right, if you don't believe that there is a Santa Clause, then just be at their house on Christmas Eve. I have the most wonderful parents anyone could possibly have, and would not miss this gathering for nothing in the world.

Merry Christmas to you all.

To all our children

Do you ever wonder what makes Mom and Dad happy? Do you ever wonder if you have made Mom and Dad happy? Just what does it really take to make Mom and Dad happy? Santa Clause? No. Gifts? No. It’s love and happiness especially when we can see it in you. The most wonderful gift in the world at Christmas, other than Jesus Christ, is having our children at home with us and be able to enjoy living together as we have this Christmas. Saturday night, Christmas Eve, as we all sat around the kitchen table, I leaned back in my chair and wondered what our score card or report card would look like if we were graded by the joy and happiness shown in our four children. I looked around that table and I saw our report card. Four A’s. Everyone was happy, no doubt about it. I don’t know how many times last week that I told someone "if you don’t believe there is a Santa Clause,, just be at my house." Let me tell you, Santa came to our house and I knew he would. Sitting around that table with our family was enough Christmas to last us a lifetime. Not only around that table, but the whole week-end, was filled with love and joy. All our Christmas’s have been filled with love, but this one was really special. My hope is that all our Christmas’s will always be that way. We love all of you and thanks for making this the best Christmas ever.

With Love

Dad and Mom

1 comment:

Call Me Grandma said...

Have a very Merry Christmas!


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