Monday, December 3, 2007

Letters to Santa

The excitement and joy a child feels when writing a letter to Santa is one of the most fun parts of Christmas. I remember how magical it all seemed. Writing what I most wished for, having my Mom help address that envelope, and then she took it to mail it off. Waiting for Christmas morning wondering if what I asked for in my letter would really be there. I wish I could do that with my own children. Looking through the holiday catalogs from Sear's, JCPenney, Macy's and picking out our choices as a bedtime ritual. Writing the letter while we drink hot chocolate together. Seeing the amazed, sparkling eyes on Christmas morning when the things asked for are really actually under the tree.
People have started asking me what J and I want for Christmas this year. I'm at a loss for what to tell them. Sure the normal everyday gift cards to restaurants, movies, and all the other things people who don't have children can do at a moment's notice would be fine. They would definitely get used. Gift cards to home improvement stores would work too - we have lots of work to do on our house. Clothes, CD's, DVD's, wine, whatever. The problem is none of these things is anything I really care about. It'd be nice to have all those things, but what I really want... well, this explains it perfectly right
here.
I've asked for it so many times before. Still haven't received it. I don't think my family or friends will be giving it to me. I'm sure it won't be under the tree on Christmas morning.

But please, please, please let Santa hear me this time.

5 comments:

Pamela Jeanne said...

Such beautiful imagery and emotion in your post. There's nothing I'd like better than for your Santa wish list to deliver the present you want so....

Chris said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful song. I've heard it before, but in this context it took on a totally different meaning, and it was very touching. I can relate to the letter to Santa thing. I posted one last year. I hope you get your wish this year.

Meg said...

Damn, I never thought I would say that Mariah Carey made me shed a tear. What a good post.

dmarie said...

I have to agree. I never thought of that song in this way either. Great post.

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