For a few years now, elves from the North Pole have stopped in on our little abode starting at midnight on the first day of Christmas. Leaving little trinkets - gum, Hershey Kisses, notepads etc. - but also leaving behind a letter for the girls to appreciate. The appreciation may not register until further down the road, but I have a feeling each letter represents a seed that will either flourish or dry up all depending on how well it's cared for and applied. The letters, while giving some sense of what goes on up north during this hectic time of year, also share anecdotal notes on life as well as the true meaning of Christmas.
First Day of Christmas:
December 1, 2015 (24 more days until Christmas!)
Well a Howdy dee doo and a very Merry Ho, Ho, Ho! Hi, Graybill Girls!
Can it actually be the first of December?! Holy Wow Wow! It is! I can’t believe it! What a year you girls have had! You are all doing so well in school…and growing so much! Not just in height either. I am in amazement of how more and more beautiful you are. We’ve been looking in on you from time to time and we have come to couple of conclusions. The first being that we can tell you sisters really love each other. You may not always act like it, but deep down you are really glad to have each other. The wonderful thing is that you’ll grow up to be best friends.
We just need you girls to show love to one another a little bit more. I know it’s not easy, but it’s important. And yes, Santa is watching, but you know it’s not only Santa you need to impress. We all need to be as much like Christ as we can. You’ll mess up. We all do, but remember, God always loves and always forgives.
We also noticed that your mom and dad love you so much. Everything they do, they do for you. So listen girls, it’s very important that you always honor your parents. They want only the best for you and I haven’t seen many parents that love their kids as much as your parents love you. Give them lots of hugs and kisses, okay? All three of you are very special and extremely important and we all know that you will grow up to do amazing things.
Merry Christmas, girls! Be kind and always show love.
It’s great to be in your lovely home.
Doody Buh Doody, Whocky Knock Knock and Bill.
P.S. Thanks for the notes, girls! We’ll let you know about the Elf on Shelf. Remember to always enjoy (and share) what you already have J
Oh, and tell your dad to get more green and red paper (like last year).