Friday, January 1, 2016

The Elves are Back: The Tenth 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.

The Tenth Day of Christmas:

December 10, 2015

Well a Ho, Ho, Ho Graybil girls! What a beautiful morning! Even though the sun may not be shining (or maybe it is) there are still many beautiful and amazing things around us. The biggest being…each other! What a gift family is!

I’m reminded of that every day up here in the North Pole. We’re not all brothers and sisters, but we are one big family. Sometimes happy, but sometimes, like you girls, we get upset at each other. At the end of the day though we know being with each other and believing in each other is important.

You girls are doing really well loving each other. I know each of you loves your sisters with all your heart. For that, I thank you because love has the power to drive away bad things. It’s an amazing thing.

So, a bit of a crazy last few hours up here at the pole. Santa always likes to take his sleigh for some test-flies. He usually does it, but he decided to let one of us do it this time. I think because he ate too many cookies so he wasn’t feeling well. There was some yuckiness between us elves because we all wanted to be the ones to drive the sleigh. A bunch of us rushed to jump on the sleigh and we were pushing and shoving. This by the way really confuses the reindeer. They didn’t know what to do. Then…someone tooted. Very loudly! The reindeer thought this was a sign for them to take off. So while us selfish elves were upside down and on top of each other, the sleigh took off so fast, we all fell out of the sleigh. The reindeer were then up in the sky with the sleigh with no one giving them commands. Here’s why that’s a problem. Reindeer only stop if they are told to do so. If no one is in the sleigh, they will just keep flying and flying zipping and zapping all over the place. Well, they are still zipping and zapping so we need to get back up there to help. We could be in for a long night.

We love you girls. Keep loving one another.

Merry Christmas!

Your Faithful Elves,

Hotrod, Snuggly-Wuggly and Bippity Boppity Boop

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