I came across this old photo that my cousin sent me.
Seems rather appropriate since I'm having trouble getting into Christmas Present because I'm missing Christmas past.
(from L to R - Keven, Karen & Kurt Kirby, cousins Kim & Teri Ballard)
I don't like to post pictures of me but there I am, the tall one with the horrible posture. My mom always fussed at me to stand up straight. I hated it then....but would love to be able to hear her say it again.
Dad and I were watching tv last night and a commercial came on for the book, Twas The Night Before Christmas. It has the ability to record one's voice and in the ad, two young grandchildren are listening to their grandmother's recorded voice reading it to them. Wow, new technology!!
Mom ALWAYS read Twas The Night Before Christmas to us right before we went to bed on Christmas Eve. I carried that tradition on to my children well past the age when they wanted to be read to, until they were no longer home on Christmas Eve's.
Even though I have no grandchildren, I think I am going to go out and buy two of those books, record myself reading and give one to my son and daughter. I don't think they will appreciate the sentiment yet, but someday they will........ I know.
I would give just about anything to hear my mom read that story to me again.