Weekly Image of Life: A Christmas Surprise

I LOVE surprises.  I pretend like I really want to know whatever it is that’s being hidden from me, but the truth is, I’m completely tickled pink by the suspense!  I had no idea what my wedding ring would look like because my hubby did the shopping for that on his own, and (with some convincing on my end) we decided not to find out the gender of our baby before she was born!  I give little to no hints about what I want for my birthday or Christmas, and I’m delighted to unveil the mystery at the appointed time. 😉

Today I was met by a knock on the front door, and the mailman had a special delivery for me.  I had no idea what it was and I couldn’t wait to tear the package open.  It turned out to be Alexandra’s first Christmas gift!  It was a beautiful personalized book that told the story of how she became the beloved fairy princess.
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It was from some good friends of the family, and was completely unexpected. Receiving such a sweet and thoughtful present made me think of the excitement I have when I’m able to give a heartfelt gift.

It’s a blessing to be able to give, and share a token of affection with the people you love.  I give to show my appreciation, and I can’t help but to become giddy as I wrap gifts and imagine the  big, broad smiles that I hope to see once they’re opened.
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I wish I could buy and share a Christmas surprise with everyone in my life, but as beautifully stated in this poem, the best gifts tend to be those that are intangible.

If I could wrap up gifts for you and put them under your tree, I would choose a lot of lovely things you couldn’t even see.

 I’d wrap up fun and friendship true, and happiness galore, and more joy in living than you’ve ever known before.                                            

And in a lovely package, star-trimmed with purest gold, the message of God’s love, the sweetest ever told!                                                                                                                                                                               ~Mary Kay Ash

Rejoice in giving this year, because I’m sure that to someone in your life YOU are the best Christmas surprise there is!!

Acts 20:35 (AMP)

35 In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  What’s the best gift you’ve ever given?

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0 thoughts on “Weekly Image of Life: A Christmas Surprise

  1. Your beautiful daughter will surely cherish with joy the amazing personalized story book your husband gave her for Christmas. I didn’t know you can personalized a story book. That is so cool. Is there a web site to order one? That’ll be an awesome gift for my son. He can be a prince of Lego land or something. I agree, there is more joy in giving and the best gifts we can give is the gift of “ourselves” to those we love. Christmas is a time for valuing and thanking the people who touched our lives. It is a time to thank God for the joy and blessings. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Merry Christmas my friend. God bless you and your family always.

    1. Hey IT! Yeah the gift was actually from some good family fiends, and what a pleasant surprise it was!! The site is http://www.iseeme.com, and we plan to order one for our Godson too!!! Giving truly is the best, and I’m sure you’ve given your family all they could ever ask for by being the amazing husband and father that you are!! Merry Christmas!!

  2. Truly beautiful Christmas quotes and the whole post actually, reminds us the true meaning of gift giving this Jolly thankful season. This year I gave out cards and home baked gingerbread cookies for Christmas, I love personalized gifts 🙂 Merry Christmas !

    1. Mmmmm. Cookies. Lol. That’s a great idea. This year most of our gifts our framed photos of the family, and I was so excited to share. Merry Christmas to you too, and I hope you’ll visit again soon!! 🙂

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