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Monday, 25 December 2017

The present

It was our equivalent of Christmas Eve. The girls were headed out of the country for Christmas so we had time with them before they left. While their baby brother slept, they were excited about presents. Sleep was elusive for these two.


Their grandfather, an early morning person, was long since out of bed. Georgie the golden grand-dog had already taken her space on the bed by the time the girls arrived in the room. There we were, three of us cuddled in bed with Georgie warming our feet.


As I lay there laughing, talking with and tickling them at 5:30 that morning, I knew what my present was this year and every year. Nothing could ever match these special moments.





Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. I wish you joy!


29 comments:

Ratty said...

Merry Christmas. I hope you have a very good one.

DJan said...

The same to you, dear Marie. I think this was the year I began following you (maybe it was earlier, but I really don't remember when), and now you feel just like a member of my family. The happiest of holidays to you and yours, Marie. :-)

Angela said...

Indeed these precious moments with our lovedones are wonderful! Wishing you and family a Merry Christmas!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Merry Christmas, Marie! Enjoy this magical day!

Mage said...

Merry Christmas to all of you, and may all your wishes come true.

Elephant's Child said...

It sounds like a perfect, and absolutely blissful, start to the day. The merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years to you and yours.

Karen said...

Merry Christmas!

Tabor said...

Absolutely the best present is hugs and kisses from little ones.

Anonymous said...

I hope your Christmas was wonderful and all the best to you in 2018.

Anvilcloud said...

I was awakened at 6 by someone poking me. Actually, this was merciful as they had already been awake for 2 hours.

Rhodesia said...

So,lucky to have family, I miss mine every day being that last one left in the long line back in history. Enjoy while you can and take care, Happy 2018. Diane

Catarina said...

Precious, precious moments!
Wishing you the very best.
: )

Ginnie said...

Another Christmas come and gone but the memories will last forever. I love reading your entries and meeting your "herd". Sending hugs and a wish for a safe new year.

Silver Willow said...

:) Merry Christmas, my friend!

Marie Smith said...

We had a great Christmas, Ratty. Thank you.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Jan. You feel like family to me as well.

Marie Smith said...

Family is what matters, Angela.

Marie Smith said...

It was wonderful, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

They did indeed, Mage.

Marie Smith said...

It was perfect, EC. Happy NewYear to you.

Marie Smith said...

Happy New Year, Karen.

Marie Smith said...

So true, Tabor. Nothing else is necessary.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Mildred. I hope 2018 is good to you!

Marie Smith said...

Lol. Great fun. They grow up too quickly, AC.

Marie Smith said...

We don’t take a second for granted, Diane.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Catarina. I wish the same for you too.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Ginnie. I wish a happy, healthy and safe New Year for you too.

Marie Smith said...

Happy New Year, SW

Down by the sea said...

Wonderful words,those special moments are priceless. Sarah x