I am glad I let William watch The Grinch again even though he had already watched it, because he got a short nap. Gracie woke both of us up really early this morning and she was able to go back to sleep, but William and I had no such luck.I am glad I decided to stay up by myself a few nights ago and watch Little Women as I worked on Christmas cards. I got choked up when I heard the music start at the very beginning. I was so moved by what the mother says to her daughters. "I only care what you think of yourself. If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that's all you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it can not diminish is the wonderful working of our mind, your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage. These are the things I cherish so in you. I so wish I could give my girls a more just world, but I know you will make it a better place." This is something that my mother taught me and I hope to teach my children.
I am glad for this Christmas season and how it has brought change into my life and a new desire to better myself. I love the magic of Christmas and I love that I have a child old enough to really enjoy it. I feel it is only going to get crazier as he gets older, but also more fun.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
And now... a really cute video...of my daughter being really excited.