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Monday, December 22, 2008

The magic of Santa Claus ~



Tonight, as I look at the soft lights on our Christmas tree, I'm reminded of my childhood. I've always loved sitting and looking at the sparkling tree with all of the rest of the lights off in the room. I remember my excitement and anticipation of our Christmas mornings and seeing what Santa had brought us....and my heart was always filled with love for my family. Our parents always made our holiday so special, maybe not so much with material things but with the atmosphere of love. I am so thankful for that.

Now as a mother, I've seen our five sons grow and love Christmas, the memories they hold are as precious to them, as mine are to me. They've all grown to an age where Santa is just a wonderful fairy tale, the excitement seems to wane as each of them have discovered this. Of course we all love the true meaning of Christmas and the knowledge that it is Christ's birthday we are celebrating....but the fairytale of Santa Claus seemed to be coming to an end.

But now as a grandmother-to-be, I begin to look forward to our little granddaughter and her first Christmas next year....her excitement in the beautiful Christmas tree lights and her gifts from Santa and from all those who love her. I turn 47 this week. I can hardly believe that. I've always loved the enchantment of Santa Claus and now I will be able to enjoy it all over again with this new precious grandchild.....to see Christmas through the eyes of a child is magical ~




Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

xxoo, Dawn

20 comments:

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Dear Dawn, Happy early Birthday!
You are so beautiful. You don't look like you are about to turn 47more like 37.

I hope your Christmas is wonderful.

Sending you love, Nita

Lorri said...

Have a Happy Birthday! Many blessing to you and your family. Merry Christmas! Lorri

The White Bench said...

Dawn, thank you for this touching post. It makes me think how blessed I am- and many women around the world are just the same- to see happiness in simple things, and to live the Magic of Christmas even now that we are far off from our childhood...
A Christmas tree always makes my heart beat, as well as a snowflake falling from above on Christmas Eve...
Monica x.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I became a grandmother for the first time this year. We're about to celebrate baby's first Christmas, and it will be special indeed. Remember how your first child changed your life forever? Your first grandchild will too. Happy Christmas and Merry Birthday!

Deb said...

Sending Happy Birthday Wishes to you dear Dawn!! And wishing you a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas.

Rowann said...

Blessings fall on those who BLESS ! You Are a BLESSING to us ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and MERRY CHRISTMAS... What a JOY to celebrate birthdays with the SAVIOR of the world.....

kathy said...

Oh Dawn yes the delight of Christmas seen through the eyes of a child - so wonderful- gotta brave this cold day to mail some packages yikes !! Kathy - ga

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Awww, Christmas will be magical again, Dawn. John was visiting his daughter over the weekend and she was wistfully saying how much fun Christmas will be next year as she'll be a new grandmother. (I know, you don't have to remind me what that will make John and me. LOL! How did THAT happen when I just became a grandmother for the first time three years ago?!)

Here's hoping that just the excitement of a new babe on the way will inspire enough awe to remind you of that holy babe born in Bethlehem making this Christmas a joy, too.

Hugs to you! Oh, happy birthday, too!!

Storybook Woods said...

There is something magical about little one at Christmas !!!!! Clarice

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Dawn... a very lovely post.. Enjoyed it so very much... I have no doubt you will enjoy your holiday to the very fullest..... You seem so very young to me but have the wisdom to enjoy no matter what age we are in life is the key......

Anonymous said...

Dawn, you give us your sweetest thoughts. I enjoy you so much. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and Christmas. You have so many wonderful things to look forward to in the next couple of months. Enjoy each one of them.

Smiles,
Pat

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you. I have a birthday this week also (Dec 23) but I'm alot older than you! You sure do not look 47. Your peaceful and beautiful blog is the first one I pull up each day.

Thank you for sharing with us.
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Sheri said...

Thank you for a wonderful post Dawn! I too love watching the twinkling lights on our christmas tree in the dark. I enjoy your posts evereyday and look forward to them. Happy birthday (from another Dec baby--mine is the 18th). I've always felt special to have a birthday near Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family and I wish you many blessings in the new year.

Antiques and More said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! I love everything about your blog, so beautiful, like yourself. You truly are an inspiration to those of us new to blogging, especially myself. Stop by and take a peek! Merry Christmas!
Lisa
http://antiquesmoreblog.blogspot.com

Charlene said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

What day is your BDay? You are so young to be a grandmother. I was too & it is wonderful because you have the strength & energy to do so much with them. I know you can't wait. Loved you images. So appropriate. Clara will be a lucky little girl. Much Love to your on your BDay.

Unique Gowns said...

Happy birthday Dawn !!! Hope Santa brings you a lot of goodies :) we all believe in Santa, don't we ? Xmas hugs Dana

Peggy. said...

You will love being a grandma...it is the best.
Just found out today my daughter is expecting my fourth grandbaby! Yeh!
Have a great Christmas!
Peggy
http://pegslifeinthebuttonjar.blogspot.com/

ceekay said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! Being a grandma...it fantastic...one day my grandson - 5 years old looked up at me and said, "Grandma...I love coming to your house." Yep, I am pretty much wrapped around his finger!

Maison Douce said...

My oldest daughter believed in Santa until she was eleven and in middle school... It was the hardest thing for me to come to realize that for her, the magic was fading... Now, only one believes and I will be "milking it" for as long as I can!!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Dawn. I hope all your dreams come true. Nature has given me the very best present for the holidays. Snow and the beauty and quiet that comes with it. Time to slow down and enjoy... Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and yours. Sharon

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