December 1, 2017 (24 more days until Christmas!)
To the Dearest and Most Beautiful Girls This side of the North Pole,
Well Howdy Hey-Hey Little Ones! I guess I shouldn’t say little. You all have grown…a lot! I took a look at your laundry room door. It’s so cool your daddy does that. Santa used to do that a long time ago, but quickly realized we elves are exactly the same height. You can add that to your list of Elf facts. But wait, you probably don’t have a list of Elf facts. That would be…actually, that would be quite cool.
Here’s another fact for that list: all elves are allergic to goldfish. But here’s the thing…we have no idea whether it’s the kind that swims in a bowl or the crackers. We’re too afraid to find out. The last time an elf had an allergic reaction to something (being licked in the face by a reindeer) it did not go well. Long story short, his eyes bulged up like softballs and his teeth shrunk to the size of polka-dots you’d make with a pencil. He talked funny for a while and certainly looked a little…off for a while too, but boy it was kind of scary.
We missed you more than ever! Soon we’ll be writing letters to your children, but that’s not get crazy now. Let’s enjoy the childhood God has blessed you with. You know girls, childhood is a gift. There’s a reason our lives begin the way they do. What’s that? Oh, I have no idea what that reason is, but I do know this: childhood doesn’t last forever. Hold onto it as long as you can. Laugh and giggle (at appropriate times), play games together, explore and try new things (with parent permission/supervision), give thanks for all things (even the yucky things), and most important of all, love…love, love, love one another. But girls, if that love isn’t shown then it might as well be dust blowing in the wind. I know it’s hard. I have 3,146 brothers…or something like that. We show love to one another every day by either saying it with hug or a helping hand or just saying, “great job!” Those little actions of love can stick with someone for the rest of their lives.
We have seen the love you girls have. All three of you have beautiful, amazing, Jesus-filled hearts. And that’s exactly what the world needs.
We are so very proud of you. Your grades are outstanding. You work hard in all you do and we know you really, really try to always make good choices.
Our favorite thing, well one of them anyway, in your house is hearing your prayers at dinner time and bedtime. And it sounds like your daddy said some prayers around the Christmas tree this year. I hope he keeps doing that. How special!
Enjoy your little treat from us. You remember that candy canes are shaped like shepherd crooks, right? Our Shepherd is always watching and always caring and always loving. Always good.
Now, we need to get going because the greatest band of all-time releases their new album today so we – and Santa – will be rocking out to those new tunes. Can’t wait! We also can’t wait to visit again tomorrow.
We love you and are so, so proud of you.
Bop bee dee dee Bop Bop, Popsicle and Snowball.