By the time we went to bed we were about ready to drop. Tired but a happy tired.
Santa found all of us, even little Millie.
One of the greatest blessings of the day was that Mom was in a great mood. There were even a few funny moments from her. This is rare and was a lovely gift for me. We had a morning visit from my cousin Mike (you know - the boy who killed Santa for me) and he brought a cake.
I had Christmas Dinner ready at around 1 pm. I cooked a 20 lb turkey and all the fixings. Yes, I said 20 lbs - for the 3 of us. Lol But that means I get a couple of days off from cooking. Mom ate a huge plate of food. Another rare treat, as her appetite is not the best anymore. She seemed to be on her best behavior for me today and I was so grateful.
I want to show you my most special Christmas present. Two weeks ago when I picked up Mom at day care the supervisor handed me this package with instructions not to open until Christmas.
Despite being curious, I wanted to wait. I knew this was going to be special. Their project that week was to make something special for their loved ones. I am blessed that the staff at Mom's program are caring enough to think of something like this. What was held inside this little package ?
A simple little beaded bookmark. A few beads on a simple white ribbon. But it was enough to bring me to tears. It has been so long since Mom has participated in holidays, the fact that I knew she actually made this has made it so special.
Sometimes it just the little things that make a day special - like a small gesture from an angel. I hope you all had a blessed day and have some angels in your life.