The holidays this year (sort of like last year) have been quite challenging for me. The hustle and bustle of Christmas has gotten the best of me and I tried my hardest to get into Christmas, but I lost. I made sure the magic of Christmas stayed alive and burning in my kids’ hearts, but the flame was long gone in my own.
They were bright-eyed and happy every day counting down until Christmas morning. My daughter gave her night time binky to Santa in her stocking with the hopes he would exchange it with a pair of beautiful earrings. She was right, and in the very bottom of her stocking where she had left her binky, was a tiny box with a pair of gold earrings. In her eyes I could see the sparkle that I was missing in my own.