Believe In The Magic Of Christmas

An unwanted and unsolicited dialog has been happening at our home.  Our 10 1/2 year old openly questioning her belief in Santa.  Although, I would assume she had started having doubts last year, she was kind enough on my old soul to keep her curiosity silent.

That is until now.

The conversation started….

“Mom, so-in-so’s mom told her there is no such thing as Santa.” My initial quick response, I shouldn’t repeat.  It caught me off guard and my guttural sense to preserve our children’s youth and naivety kicked in.  The next day….again…..”Mom, so-in-so said her mom and dad let them pick what they want off their list.  She has NO Santa gift.”  I was a tad more prepared and responded gentler with; “Well, that’s great for their family but WE believe.”  The last straw……. “Mom, seriously, I can handle it. I know the truth. Everyone else’s mom is honest with them.”  I took a deep breath, turned and looked in those deep blue eyes to try and touch her soul and stated what I truly hope my family will always believe.

May you always believe in the magic of season.

May you always believe in the magic of season.

I said, “Libby, if you don’t believe in Christmas or in the existence of St. Nick, then it makes it difficult to trust in magic and miracles. In turn, it makes it unfathomable to believe that there will ever be a cure for Parkinson’s or hope for your dad.  We have to be able to have confidence in things we don’t see.  You just have to believe.”

Not that I expect her to fancy in a jolly old soul coming down the chimney forever but I do want her to trust in the true spirit of Christmas.

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PS….. Damn you moms that think it’s ok to spread your disbelief.  Sometimes that’s all we have and need.

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The People You Meet Along The Way

I have been fortunate to meet many new people along our new path and I couldn’t be more thankful.  Same theme exists throughout our conversations; family love, pride and immense respect for their loved ones ability to maintain their dignity.  This picture was sent to me from a families Father’s Day celebration…..He’s 97 and we think he looks GREAT in his MagnaReady blue pinpoint oxford! Thanks for sharing Ann!

At 97 And  Couldn't Look More Dapper

At 97 And Couldn’t Look More Dapper

“He put it on and told me it started closing on its own! He was so happy since he has great difficulty with buttons