Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday~Christmas Memories

Welcome to Thankful Thursday, Christmas Day 2008!

Iris, who host Thankful Thursday at Grace Alone has ask us to share one of our favorite childhood memories of Christmas.

My favorite childhood Christmas of all times when I was probably 5 years old. I had gone to our local Fred's Dollar Store for something and upon leaving the store...I saw this huge, lime green teddy bear in the window. I told my mom that night that I wanted it. She told me that it was too close to Christmas and she couldn't buy anything right now. She suggested that I write Santa Clause a letter. I hadn't written to him before, but I wanted that bear so bad...I did this year, with help from my mom.

I remember giving the letter to my dad and asking him to please mail it for me. He assured me that he would.

On our next trip to Fred's, I noticed that the bear wasn't in the window anymore. I searched the entire store for that bear. I asked Mrs. Howell, lady we knew who worked there, where did the bear go. She told me that they had already sold that bear to someone a few days before.

I was so sad because I really wanted that bear.

Christmas Eve came and I was so excited, but yet, nervous because I didn't know if I would get my bear or not. Christmas Eve night...I couldn't go to sleep for anything.

I know now that it was my daddy who was outside my window ringing jingle bells...but, I jumped in bed, covered my head and went fast to sleep.

When I woke up on Christmas morning...there was my big green teddy bear. I was so happy and I "knew" that Santa Clause was really real because the teddy bear was sold to another family...so who else, could have possibly brought my wonderful bear to me. (I know now but I was so excited) :-)

This is my favorite Christmas memory.

For more Christmas memories...visit Grace Alone.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

11 comments:

  1. What a sweet memory. Thank you for sharing part of your past with us.

    Praying you and your family have a glorious and blessed holiday.

    Merry Christmas!

    Hugs, Lyndy

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  2. That is so sweet, thanks for sharing. I love you.

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  3. What a sweet Christmas memory.

    Merry Christmas.

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  4. What a wonderful memory.
    Merry Christmas.

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  5. How precious to read of your childhood memory. It's funny the things we longed for, isn't it? May you and your family have a blessed Christmas this year.

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  6. What a fun, fun memory!!! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!!

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  7. How exciting! It is a great memory that you can share with your family for years to come. Hope you are having a very Merry Christmas!

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  8. What a great memory and look at that sweet bear! Great picture too!

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  9. Oh what a great memory! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas my friend!

    I am glad to know your mother is out of the hospital. I hope she continues to improve.

    Take care my friend!

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  10. I love this memory

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Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".

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