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Friday, December 11, 2009

A Visit With Santa

Last week I took Jack to Jason's work's kiddie Christmas party. They had Santa come and everything!
This is how Jack's first encounter with Santa went . . .
Is it bad that I find this HILARIOUS?!
Sorry the photos are bad. They took photos for us there and I scanned them in.


StakerSensations said...

those santa pictures are darling.

I came across this poem today and felt the urge to pass it on to you. I know I probably scare you. I am not sure how I even came across your blog for the first time but your family just captivated me...I think it was linked to one of my friends blogs...

I know this time of year is hard for you, and I can't even imagine...hopefully this helps a little...

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009

Holly said...

Oh girl he did great! Check out Dec 2008 Visiting Santa pictures with Paislee. Love ya, Holly

debbie said...

I LOVE these pictures. If it's bad that you find them funny then I'm guilty too. I wish I was that cute when I cry.

T-Ray said...

It's ok Jack. Old, hairy men who like little kids scare me too:)

Adi said...

I'm brittanie's sister and I totally follow your blog through her blog list on Cora's blog. i hope you don't mind.

Anyways, I LOLed so hard at those pics! priceless

Mary and Dean said...

That's how it works. They are so cute as babies and then as toddlers, terrified. This year Ethan is finally really excited to see Santa. He's seen 3 so far and has another one this week. Each one he greets with a hug and tells them he would like a woody doll. It's so much fun as they get older.