Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 3: Most meaningful gift/best gift you've received

Day 3: Most meaningful gift/best gift you've received


I thought overnight about this one what is the best gift I have recieved? I could not think of anything in particular. Nothing but the given jumped out. Given?

1. Salvation "The gift of God is eternal life" Romans 6:23

2. My little wonderful blessing "Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him." Palms 127:3

I am not trying to be ungrateful. I just can't remember. Last year my husband gave me a pink Bible. I love it. It is small and pink, perfect. My dad recently gave me a pretty necklaces and earring set of platinum and pearls. My mother has gave me many nice things throughout the years. It is just hard to remember one. And as far as my bad memory prevails I never had have had a jaw dropping, through the gift and jump in the air present.

But there is an unexpected gift I do remember well. I remember emotionally. But it wasn't to me it was to my oldest son Gregory.


It was awhile back he was 5 months old. We were so poor living paycheck to paycheck. We did not have many gifts for him but he was so young it did not really matter. It was his first Christmas. Everything about it was special. At this time I was working the 11-7 shift as a nurse aid and my husband was managing some of the local car washes from 7:30-5. I was home with my first born blessing and we were doing Christmas things. I heard a firetruck which was not uncommon, I lived in a downtown apartment, but this was was slow. So I ran to the window hoping everything was okay and it was Santa. He was ridding a firetruck round the neighborhood. I quickly wrapped up my little boy and ran out to show him Santa and a firetruck. He was happy but unsure of everything. Santa ho ho ho'ed at him and the fireman gave him a gift. Surprised and feeling blessed to have got to share this with my baby. We waved by and I ran with him back upstairs telling the infant how Santa will be coming soon to see him when he is a sleep. Like a 5 month old can understand. I set him down in his baby looney toons bouncer. He loved those silly cartoon characters they always made him chuckle. I let him hold the present and as he tried to eat it I let him open it. It was a baby looney toon! Can you believe it. I was shocked a started crying. A perfect gift for my son.


Lindsey said...

what a neat story about the firetruck and santa... that definitely warms your heart during the season - thank you for sharing!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Sweet story!! It's the little stories like that, that make this season one of my favorites!

Have a great Thanksgiving! :)

Kit said...

This is such a sweet story!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Molly said...

Sweet story! Love the holiday season!

Thanks for linking up!

Summer said...

What an awesome story! That is what christmas is truly about Jesus, and the gift of giving!! That is why I love this season so much!! I always love to give and the award is a smile on someone's face that you gave it toO!!


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