Christmas was two days ago but it's already becoming a blur. So I'm trying to slow down and remember what made the day and the time leading up to it special:
1. My 13-year-old daughter is a huge help with shopping, baking and wrapping. She is my secret elf and keeps me sane.
2. My 11-year-old son does want us around. He acted embarrassed when we wanted to take pictures with him at his 6th grade party, but he later complained that we didn't sit with him. Quite the eye opener!
3. Being on time doesn't always matter. A friend I don't see often mailed a card to me on Christmas Eve. I was just touched that she thought of me.
4. And giving a "big" gift doesn't matter either. Three of the best gifts were homemade goodies from friends I hadn't previously received gifts from. How sweet of them to wish me a Merry Christmas!
5. A note is worth a thousand dollars. No, make that a million...when it's from your daughter saying she appreciates all you do for her. BEST GIFT EVER!