Christmas Eve: Oh, the anticipation!

by Karen This is Brandon's fourth Christmas and his awareness this year is more exciting and fun than ever before. He hasn't yet started to ask for things for Christmas, but he knows presents are coming. It isn't his main focus. He is equally fascinated by the tree, the ornaments and our wreath on the door. Driving through the neighbourhood and seeing Christmas lights fills him with just as much joy as opening his presents will on Christmas morning. I hope we can somehow encourage and retain that childlike enjoyment as long as possible.

One day, his focus will most certainly change, but for now it is me who is anticipating the enjoyment of Christmas morning. Seeing his face as he comes down to see his presents under the tree. Watching him open them and enjoy them. These are the things I can't wait to see tomorrow.

What are you looking forward to this Christmas with your family?


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