I love Christmas morning. I always loved it as a kid. I could remember wanting to wake up so early. My kids are not like that. They woke us up at 7:00 am. They were all so excited. I always take a picture before they can open any gifts. Santa brings them a few gifts that are not wrapped and mom and dad give the rest or the kids give to each other. This Christmas was so sweet. My children have and get a lot. I think I do that because even though my mom did all she could to give to us as children it was always a struggle for her. I knew we were poor as kids. I am sure it was very hard for my mom being a single mom. I could remember being made fun of as a kid by other kids because we didn't have a lot. I had thought a lot about something I wanted. I realized I have everything I need and want. I want to give to someone. This year a gift from my husband was being able to give a single mother we know a nice Christmas. We tried to do it as a secret for her and her children. I got caught though. It still was a lot of fun doing it. I am trying to teach my children how very blessed we are to have all we have. My husband provides very well for us. We are in no way millionaires, but I am very thankful for what we have and we like to share it.
I love Christmas morning because of the joy it gives me to see my children just so thrilled that Santa and mom and dad got them what they wanted. This was a wonderful year for us to teach our children how to give to those who don't have as much as we have. I am very thankful for that. Santa really was good to us this year.