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Life: Best Christmas Present

When looking back at all the Christmas presents I have received, there are a few that stand out above the rest. I usually ask for certain gifts and then I end up getting something close to what I asked for. Because of this reason, I try to write down the exact name, store, best price, color, and size; last year, my son did give me an apron that I had been asking for, for years and I LOVED it!

However, this one year, I was at my brothers for Christmas Eve and when the festivities were winding down my sister-in-law brought over to me a small wrapped present and with a smile she quietly told me that this was from my brother and to NOT open it until I got home. I felt like a young child again; all the way home I held that small gift like it was the most precious valuable gift ever and wondered what this gift was that my brother had given me. We hadn’t exchanged gifts for many years. Well, yes we would do the popcorn tin gift for the family, but nothing personal like this.

Quickly we unpacked all the food and goodies from the car and of course, my brother’s present did not leave my hands. I sat down on the couch and cradled this small gift, almost afraid to open it. My Boys told me to “OPEN IT ALREADY!” With my husband and sons gathered around me, I opened it; WAAAAAHHHH sob sob WAAAH! My family looked at me like what the heck! It was not a valuable gift to anyone else, but only to me and my brother. It was a pink plastic Hansel and Gretal thermometer in which Hansel and Gretal was on one side (meaning good weather) and a the witch (meaning bad weather) on the other side.

I explained to my family while sniffling and sobbing…when my Grandma had passed away many years ago, my mom had asked me if there was something I wanted from Grandma’s house. Yes, there was one thing; however, no one there could find it. I said, “Mom. it has always been hung by the front door. I am sure, there was a ring around where it should have been. Years had gone by and I had thought I would never see it again. That is why I bawled and bawled after opening this small gift from my brother, which now I understand why they wanted me to NOT open it at their house.This was one of the most precious gifts ever given to me for Christmas.

I hope that all of you will get/give a gift or have gotten a gift as precious as mine was. It is not the price of the gift that makes it priceless, it is the love and thought behind it, that makes it priceless.

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV


About Auntie RV

Auntie RV is a fun loving individual that enjoys life and LOVES camping and RVing. Auntie RV is a 52 year old menopausal lady, whose babies have grown into two amazing young men; she will ALWAYS call them her babies. She is married to a younger man and yes she says she IS a cougar! She will put a smile on your face and every once in a while a tear may form. Auntie RV’s unique style of saying it like it is, is a refreshing pick me up for the day. Follow along with Auntie RV while she posts about her life, roughing it in a tent, or her love of driving down the road in a house (motorhome). Next time your camping and you hear someone proclaiming,”Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life” RUN!! Just kidding :)

3 responses »

  1. I agree…
    “It is not the price of the gift that makes it priceless, it is the love and thought behind it, that makes it priceless.”

    Love and Thought is our current belief about the Mass of Christ…not to be confused with XMas

    • Using X instead of Christ really bothers me. “They” say that it is not to be irreverent but to shorten the word when writing, but I really don’t care what the reason is; I still don’t like it. The way I look at it is, how would you feel if everyone was having a huge birthday party and you, whose birthday it is, wasn’t invited?

      • I too don’t appreciate the use of the X. Although I do use it regularly to describe the commercial holiday that occurs before, during, and after the day of ChristMass…It’s called buy more than you can afford and feel guilty because you spent too much…or don’t buy more than you can afford and feel guilty because you didn’t spend enough. That is what the stores want you to feel so you will buy! buy! buy! That is what I refer to Xmas.
        The other holiday that “should” happen 365 days of the year instead of once per year, but generally doesn’t, is the holiday spirit of Christmas.
        Oh yea…It’s Merry Christmas, NOT Happy Holidays.

        Merry Christmas and God Bless us everyone.


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