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Christmas Past

Date posted - December 12, 2012

I am sure many of us have memories good and bad of Christmas past. Here is my favorite.


It states in the Bible that Mary wrapped her baby in swadling clothes and laid Him in the manager. I remember 21 years ago it was a crisp cold Christmas morning and I had gone to the Hospital to hold our first grandson.


Oh the Joy ,but that is not the end of the story. I shall never forget the wonderful gift our daughter gave that day. She too wrapped her son in swadling clothes(a blanket made for him by his great grandmother) and she cautiously bent over to pick up that bundle of joy with tears runinng down the side of the bassinet and handed him over to the adoptive parents on that Christmas morning and stated Merry Christmas.


As a mother and grandmother there are many times I need to remember that gift to focus my attention on the true meaning of Christmas. It is not how many presents you give but did you give the right gift? the young man is now twenty years old and he and his family are a part of her and our family, he remembers her on her birthday and the holidays and they call and text. I remember so well we went to his High School graduation and how the families and friends were so appreciative of her gift and I stated to the father You have done a wonderful job and his comment to me was it is hard to buff a perfect diamond.


Masy we all reflect the good holidays and be grateful in our hearts for that first Christmas and remember the Babe



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5 Responses to “Christmas Past”

  1. pev says:

    This is SO very heartwarming!! We soon forget the meaning and focus on the $$$ at this time of year. Thanks for Sharing :)

  2. Daughter says:

    I am the daughter this Grandma is talking about. My son was born on Dec 23rd and he got to go home with his parents on Christmas day. We all were very blessed that Christmas season. Words can not express the joy we all have had becuase of this blessing.

    • Lee Ann says:

      That would be so difficult to do. but you did the right thing. You gave him everything he needed, that family. and you didn’t lose sight of him, he’s in your life now. What a wonderful story.

  3. Rean says:

    I have a similar situation. I gave a baby up for adoption to my best friend. What a blessing for both of us. It was a very open adoption. I never had to worry about her. My other children would travel out East to spend time with their family, and they would send her out here to spend time with us. I am so very thankful it worked out that way.

  4. Anon Y. Mous says:

    What a blessed relationship!!!

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