Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Elf Letters at Midnight: Night of the Twenty-Fourth

For the last couple of years, beginning on the first of December, Elves from the North Pole have visited our home. While my family and I are...nestled (sorry, couldn't resist) in our beds, the elves with very peculiar and interesting names frolic downstairs dropping off little tiny gifts for the girls. Before leaving, they always have written a letter (usually hand-written) addressed just for the girls. Taking advantage of the opportunity, they don't fail to mention the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family. The girls are always very excited about the letter and of course the little gifts that that the Elves leave behind.

Following are the letters they have written.

December 24th 2014

Christmas Eve! It took forever to get here, but at the same time it got here SO FAST!

This will be our last night visiting because Santa will be here tomorrow night! And it sounds like from the email he sent you that he will definitely be delivering some fun presents to all three of you. Great job on earning a spot on the NICE list!

I’m sad that we won’t be coming again until next year, but I am also thankful and overjoyed for having the marvelous opportunity to come to your home. We talk about your home and you three girls all the time. We are amazed by you and are excited to see you grow into beautiful, strong, Christ-centered women that will undoubtedly make a positive impact in many, many lives. We all believe in you and I know your parents think the world of you as well.

Have fun together these next few days. Enjoy each other’s company and laugh together because these are such precious days that you will cherish your entire lives. Be excited for each other’s gifts and share your own gifts and praise our Savior!

It’s hard to say goodbye, but know that we will be thinking of you every day until next December. Know that we are always routing for you because you are very special. You are extraordinary…and a vital part of this family.

Merry Christmas, Graybill Girls!

Love,

Snowball, Cookie &  Muggy Mop Moo-Moo

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