Now Playing: Holiday Sounds of the Season
So Christmas got me thinking on some of my favorite gifts over the years and not just the ones from Christmas:
Gifts of Children - Each of my children. What a wonderful, delightful, and beautiful gift each one has been (although there have been times . . . no, seriously . . . ) - they were born healthy and have grown into wonderful adults
Gifts of Childhood - My doll babies. Each year as a young girl I'd get to pick out of the Sears catalog the ONE doll that I couldn't live without.
Gifts of Love - Gifts my husband has given me - just because he shows me how much he loves me with whatever he's given me!
Gifts of Surprise - Gifts my children have given me - too numerous over the years to list - but they have always given me gifts that I won't part with!
Gifts of Baked Goods - All the homemade goodies friends and family have given us! Nothing says love or friendship like handmade cookies, cakes, breads, etc.!
Gifts of Family - Family visiting from out of town on Christmas. When my first daughter was born, I stated that while I had small children that Santa Claus needed to visit, I wasn't going to travel anywhere so it's always been wonderful when family comes.
Gifts of food - The Turkey a friend dropped by one year when we were struggling. We didn't even realize that they could tell we were in need.
Gifts of music - from all the LP's my family gifted me with as a teenager - to concerts my husband has taken me to - to a cassette tape someone made for us of music they had recorded.
What have been your favorite gifts?