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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Star Garden - My Christmas Gift from Santa

The morning before Christmas, the counselor wakes up and tells me he has one more gift to purchase.
“We’ve done it all,” I tell him, not wanting him gone with so much left at home to do. “The toys, bikes, stocking stuffers, all the goodies we need for Christmas we have. Everything’s done.”
“I need to get one more thing,” he insists as he laces up his shoes and runs out the door.
“Alright,” I say to myself and start the morning routine of baby bottles, diaper changes and breakfast.
Over an hour later, the counselor returns home with a bag hidden under his shirt and a smirk on his face.
“Is the wrapping paper in the bedroom still?” he asks, but he’s already shut and locked our bedroom door.

Christmas morning was perfect with happy faces and lots of surprises. 
 After the kids all opened their gifts, my oldest son Chandler handed me a package from underneath the tree.
“Here, Mom,” he says. “From Santa.”
My other children wanted to go outside to ride their new bike/scooter/skateboard (with 5 kids, take your pick), but I sat back to open this mysterious gift from Santa.
I tear the paper open and gasped.
I looked up at my husband with grateful eyes, amazed at how well he knows me.
A book.
He’d given me a book.
The 3rd book in Nancy Turner’s series from These Is My Words.
“I know you just finished Sarah’s Quilt, so I wanted to get you Star Garden.”
“This is what you ran out to get yesterday?” I asked touched that he’s aware of what I’m reading and anxious to find me what I want to read next.
What a wonderful gift and I’m not just talking about the book Star Garden, although I can’t wait to start it.


  1. How sweet is that Laura..You are so blessed!!

  2. That is so sweet Laura! What a great hubby!

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  4. AW!! Good job big brother! You two are so cute together. Like we were talking about yesterday, I love that the two of you are still as in love after so many years of marriage as you were the first day...even more so. =)