Everyone who’s ever written a Dear Santa letter raise your hand.
Uh-huh, it was a big deal when you were growing up, right? It was in my house. We’d sit down, write them together, (don’t ask for more than 3 things) and then we’d take them to the mail box. When my kids were old enough to write them, we did the same thing. The town where we were living had an awesome mailbox just for Santa downtown so we’d drive down and put it in the box together.
But the best Christmas present I ever received was one week late. My first baby, my precious baby girl (almost 16 now) forever changed my life – for the better. I had contractions on Christmas and spent a lot of time walking around to get things moving. But she wasn’t ready yet. And even though she didn’t make her debut into the world until New Years Eve, she was the best Christmas present ever!
When I was writing Jen and Gunner’s story I knew I wanted a present to play an important role. No babies, they’re not ready for that, but something that would change their lives for the better. Something symbolic, that represented their commitment to starting over. I think I nailed it, but you’ll have to tell me. I’m not going to tell you what it is, don’t want to ruin the surprise. But let me just say, it’s a doozy.
What about you? Did Santa ever answer your letter? Get you an especially memorable Christmas present? Or has your favorite present been one you received as an adult? What was it?
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