Friday, December 12, 2008

13 sleeps

only 13 sleeps til christmas!

my very favorite part of christmas is christmas eve, after The Girls go to bed, and i load up the tree and fill the stockings. it's the coolest thing about being The Mom. i sit on the floor, infront of the tree, and can't keep from grinning. though the trinkets and baubles underneath it are rarely expensive or spectacular, they are always opened with insane joy and wonder. but for me, christmas eve, late late, my joy is in the anticipation... it's in being the giver of that joy. i love it. i love to sit in the dim quiet and play in my minds eye the giddiness of the morning. it's hard to go to bed - the excitement of christmas morning is almost more than i can bear.

what's your favorite?

3 comments:

Sarah said...

If I stay up 1.5 more hours....

Liam (and his mom) said...

My favorite part this year is watching Liam get SOOO excited over the fact that its Jesus' Birthday. It just warms my heart that even a two year old can see that its a BIG deal. Even bigger than Santa! I can't wait!

Shawna said...

I loved reading this...it is so ME! I have never put into words all the anticipation I feel so late on Christmas Eve...I tip toe out of the bedroom...arms full...even my husband hasn't seen his stocking...I barely sleep that night so excited for each one I love...and it is pure Joy! Putting each treasure in the just the right spot...each stocking propped up just right so each little one can see their name when they walk down the stairs...I know it's not about the gifts...but it makes it so magical.
-s-