They were all so happy they could hardly speak at first.
They just looked with shining eyes
at those lovely Christmas presents.
But Laura was happiest of all. Laura had a rag doll.
Laura sat down on the edge of the bed and held her doll.
She loved her red mittens and she loved the candy,
but she loved her doll best of all. She named her Charlotte.
– Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House in the Big Woods
We may come home
a little dirty,
but isn’t that proof
we lived the heck
out of our day.
and the heaven of heavens
belong to the LORD your God,
with all that is in it.
– Deuteronomy 10:14
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
but the fire is so delightful,
and since we’ve no place to go,
let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Children are a blessing,
and the lessons they teach are many.
My aspiration is to pay attention…
and maybe learn a thing or two.