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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Best Gift Ever!



Happy Holiday's Everyone. I hope this blog finds you happy, healthy and hale.


I wanted to spread a bit of joy this year with a moment of happiness now burned into my heart and soul. Christmas came early this year bringing with it, the very. best. gift. EVER!

What is this wondrous gift you ask? Well, my Darling Diva showed me once again what a beautiful and blessedly giving old soul she has.

With times what they are and money being tight for the majority of people out there, our local news was doing a story about how low the donations have been this year for Toys For Tots. They were especially low in gifts for Tween girls.(my darling diva's age bracket) They were looking for Curling irons, hair accessories, bags and such-things on the minds of many a girl that age. So when my daughter saw that she looked at me and said..."We should donate one of my gifts to that, mom."

~We should donate one of my gifts to that, mom.~

I'm so darn proud of her.

In all honesty, we are one of those families where times are tough and belts have been tightened. There will be no fancy electronic doo-dads under the tree, nor gift cards galore, but our gifts will be given with love and there will be food on the table and a roof over our heads. This is a reality my Darling Diva is well aware of, and still she's willing to give one of her gifts to make anothers Christmas merry.

So, my favorite gift this year, er, ever? Those ten little words my daughter uttered to show me that the spirit of giving was alive and well.

May you all find your BEST GIFT EVER this holiday season.

8 comments:

Savanna Kougar said...

Oh, Serena, your post made me cry. I am SO PROUD of your darling diva, too. Give her a hug from me, please.

More Best Gifts Ever to you and yours!

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Savanna! Hugs were given with the obligatory "Oh Mom" response and blush.

Have a wonderful Christmas. :)

Celia Yeary said...

SERENA-and blessed, you are. What a lovely, touching story, and it came right from someone you adored. I admire her, the sweet generous girl with love in her heart. If every human in the world did one thing just as she did, just think how much joy and happiness would spread around the world.
Thank you for sharing this with us--Celia

Bekki Lynn said...

Oh, that made me cry, too. What a sweet and generous child you have. This is what Christmas is all about. Thanks for sharing, Serena.

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Celia. I definitely feel blessed... :)
Oh I agree, one small act from everyone would spread so much beauty and joy. Something we could use way more of in the world around us.

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Bekki! Yep, she made my Christmas beautiful and bright. :)

Merry Christmas - Bekki, Celia and Savanna!

Lindsay Townsend said...

That is so generous and giving, Serena - you must be so proud of her!

Merry, happy holidays to all!

Serena Shay said...

Thanks Lindsay! I am so very proud...she is the absolute love of my life. :)

Have a wonderful Christmas.