|The magic of Christmas|
Our family is many miles away, so this Christmas we are remain connected through email, videos, phone calls and FaceTime. We know that our children are happy and are developing their own holiday traditions, and that is how it should be.
Me and my brother
Taughannock Boulevard house
A quiet day here provides time for reflection on Christmases past, both of our childhood, and of all those magic moments for our children during their growing up years.
We remember when our daughter woke us in the middle of the night because she heard something on the roof, she was sure was reindeer…we advised her to return to her bed quickly before Santa saw her, and she did.
Our young son pronounced one Christmas morning, “Look, Mom, Santa shops at J.C. Penny, too!” I had left his toy in the box in which it was shipped.
As we watch the videos of our young grandsons, as they made cookies for Santa, and put out a plate of carrots for the reindeer, and then left the fireplace door open a crack, we are happy to see new family Christmas traditions starting.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.