Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Question #3

So I've got to know, what's been your favorite Christmas memory? If you're like me, you've probably got a lot of them, and I'm hoping you'll share one. A favorite of mine occurred when I was a young teen. I am the youngest in my family and I love tradition. I remember when my older siblings were starting to move out and how strange that was. I also remember several green Christmas around that time--we live in Michigan, I'm used to very WHITE Christmases. And I LOVE them. Give me tons of snow for the two weeks surrounding Christmas and then it can all go away, but please, oh please, let my Christmas be white :)

Anyway, I was talking and talking and talking about wanting a white Christmas that year, and Christmas Eve it was still green. I was, to say the least, slightly disappointed. Christmas morning we woke up early as usual and got ready, waiting on our family friends to join us--a couple who had made it their tradition to spend Christmas with us. They arrived and I peeked outside and stood speechless! It was like someone had placed us inside a snow globe! We all went out to help them unpack their car and the snow kept coming down. I remember passing my dad who was carrying gifts and as the snow swirled around us he said "so, Susie, this the white Christmas you were asking for?"

I swear he had been praying right along with me, and it was what he'd asked for Christmas that year too--a white Christmas just for me. Maybe he did, maybe he didn't, but I felt that way, and that moment was forever etched in my mind.

What's one of your favorite Christmas memories?


  1. Thanks for the memories, Sue, Your Dad

  2. When I was dating my husband, he asked me to come help him decorate his tree after work. He'd hidden my engagement ring in the branches, and when I found it, her proposed.

    Thanks for bringing this to mind!