Friday, December 26, 2008

'Twas the Day After Christmas

I had an outstanding Christmas day. My family did a grab bag and had breakfast at my sister's house. We had such a good time. I love spending time with my family. We always enjoy ourselves.

I was my mother's secret Santa. I made her a personalized calendar and bought her an outfit. She absolutely loved the calendar and started crying before she even knew what it was. The cover of the calendar is a picture of my family at an event my son's high school had last year. Just seeing that was enough to make her cry. She lost it when she opened the calendar and saw all the pictures. I put a lot of time and love into making it and i'm so glad she was touched the way I hoped she would be. Actually, everyone loved it.

My son had my name and he bought me two photos of Barack Obama that I will be framing and hanging up in our hallway. He also bought two shirt, one with Barack's face and the other with one of my favorite moments in history:

My son knows me very well and knew that I would go crazy when I saw that shirt.

My sister and her boyfriend made us all a wonderful breakfast. They made waffles, eggs, salmon cakes, bacon, home fries, grits, fish and shrimp. I know i'm leaving something out but there was so much that I can't remember it at all. It was great to break bread with the ones I love most on the day of the birth of our savior.

My son got Rock Band 2 for his birthday and we rocked out for hours. It was so much fun. We enjoy each other's company so much that we don't have to do anything fancy. Something as simple as homemade breakfast and a video game turned into one of the best Christmases I have ever had.

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family. The fact that a lot of people aren't as lucky does not go over my head. Some don't get along, others don't stay in touch, and there are those who have family they've never met. I thank God every day for the blessing of family.


Keith said...

So glad to hear that you had a wonderful holiday!!

Kofi Bofah said...

I hope that you saved me a plate.

I am hungry.