Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dear Spence, Hannah, Sienna and Austin,

Did you feel it when you woke up this morning? That buzz in the air, that magic that only happens at Christmas? I sure did. Today and tomorrow are perhaps my favorite days of the year, not because of all the goodies we'll get, but because it's the only time when it feels like all bets are off and anything is possible. I love it.

When I was growing up, my parents always did an amazing job making everything sparkle and glow and I used to think that someday Christmas would feel different to me and lose some of it's magic. Here's a little secret: it hasn't. Christmas now is only more sparkly and glowy because I get to experience it all with my five favorite people on the planet. The four of you and Daddy make up everything I've ever wanted for Christmas and I love the gifts you each are to me. Tomorrow, amongst all the boxes and bows and piles of wrapping paper, remember this: you are among the luckiest to have been sent to a family who, although messes things up every now and again, loves you more than anything. I hope that will always be the best present you've ever received.

Today we will spend our time making treats, tracking Santa, and telling stories. Tomorrow we will fill the house with family, food, presents and fun. In the middle of it all, Daddy and I will be watching you and loving the family we've created.

Can't wait to meet you under the tree tomorrow. Merry Christmas!



tharker said...

Merry Christmas Karen!!!

Kelly said...

I still remember being in awe of Christmas at your house as a kid. Not only did you score the most presents I'd ever laid my eyes on, but I remember your tree always being so sparkly and beautiful with those super cool blossom lights. 'Member those?
Have the merriest of Christmas' tomorrow and give your WHOLE family hugs from me!

Ms. Kristen said...

Love that letter! Enjoy them!

Erica said...

You're a good mom. Did you make your kids sit down while you read this to them?