Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Elves are Back: The Fifth Day of Christmas 2015

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.

Fifth Day of Christmas:


Happy 5th Day of December, Graybill Girls!

I will be honest with you. We almost didn’t come tonight. We just felt there was too much yucky talking and loud voices. But we talked about it and we realize that even though there was some poor choices made, there was also some good ones. But, girls? The yuckiness needs to stop. It doesn’t show the spirit and joy of Christmas at all. Do you promise to try?

So, I see that you got started on the tree! That’s really exciting! I didn’t expect to see the lights on the tree. I can’t wait until tomorrow to see it fully decorated. You girls are going to do such a great job. Work well together okay? We’ll be listening in.

Just enjoy the day, girls. Enjoy time with family. Enjoy the smell of the newly decorated tree. Enjoy all the things you are so lucky to have.

And don’t forget to sing. Singing not only shows joy but spreads it. And don’t  forget to say a prayer for all those people that are homeless or will be in the hospital over Christmas. Pray that somehow they still feel the joy of this special season.

Have a great day, girls! We love you and we know that the yuckiness will disappear…right? J Don’t forget to hug your mommy and daddy too.

Merry Christmas!

Your Elves,


Snowflake, Spaghetti and Meatball

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