Monday, December 23, 2013

Simple gifts.....

What did you ask for for Christmas?
What would you ask for?
Anything?
Nothing?
Everything?


I never ask for much.....if anything.....
I think that that is a mom thing.....

But....
This year I had a wish.....
A wish to spend every second possible with my entire family.
A wish to see Parklen healthy....
A wish to be out of the hospital.....
A wish for simple things........

We aren't home this year.......
and that's ok.
Because we are all together.
The five of us.
And when life deals you a hand such as ours you learn that your family is your home......

Paysen sent a letter to Santa.....
his letter was simple.......
He didn't ask for much.........(Nerf gun and for his brother to feel better)


 He will be pleasantly surprised to receive both of his wishes on Christmas morning.....as well as many gifts sent from people back home, gifts from the "Store" here at Brent's place, and even some from across the country.....

The amazing blessings that my family and I have received this season cannot be measured.

It is more than presents.
It is more than anything that can be held.........
It is the gift of realizing that time is precious.....
family is irreplaceable.....
and every single breath is a gift....

The gift of waking up next to my love.....
of hearing tiny giggles in the other room....

 The gift of having a son who asked to give some of the Christmas money he received  to another family.........because he said he had enough......
The gift of having a daughter that loves to have her hair fixed.........
of watching brothers play......and eventually pass out from going wild.

The opportunity to eat together....
watching a movie as a family....

This will be our best Christmas yet......
I just know it.










2 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Amanda! The have been so many times that I had hoped and prayed that you would have posts like this - you guys are in every prayer, every time...I hope you have a great day tomorrow!
    Sarah c

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  2. Amanda,

    Thanks so much for sharing Parklen's and your family's amazing story with us. You all are always in my prayers. Have the very best Christmas ever.

    David K.

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