Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A True Christmas

Hello and welcome to day two of the 'Wrap it up Blogfest'! If you didn't see the post yesterday, here are the rules -

Write a piece of flash fiction, poem, or song (300 words or less) for someone you know (real or imaginary).
 Post it on your blog anytime between now and when the linky closes,then give it to that someone before the new year.

Give it in the form of anemail, printed on fancy stationary, or laser-etched onto a solid gold plate.Your choice. And it can be any genre.

Every eligible entry will qualify for achance to win a special gift. The Linky will close at 12:00 AM, Friday the16th. David, Leigh, and I will then read, debate, and decide on five winners forthe following:

1st: An Amazon Gift Card for $15
2nd: "Champaginer Challenges 2011" and "TotallyClichéd" E-books
3rd: A 5-page critique from David Powers King
4th: A 5-page critique from J. A. Bennett
5th: A 5-page critique from Leigh Covington

There is no point system, no popularity votes, and you do not have to followour blogs to participate.
Got it? Good. This one is for my son -

A True Christmas

As a child, Christmas was all wonder. Sparkling lights and brightly wrapped gifts.That knot of anticipation on Christmas Eve. Waking up at 5 am and being in awe of the Christmas Tree. Bouncing up and down at the sight of a full stocking. Hot Chocolate. Warm cinnamon buns. Candlelit dinners surrounded by family.

Somewhere along the line, all of those feelings disappeared. Left in it's place was the question of why I put myself through the hassle every year. My siblings and parents didn't really need the crap I bought for them and I didn't need them to feel obligated to get me the same kind of junk.

Then I had my son. He was nine months old at his first Christmas, and even though he had no idea what was going on, he brought the Christmas magic back into my life. That was the first year that I truly understood that Christmas wasn't about presents. It was about capturing the spirit of caring for others and spreading the joy. That was my first true Christmas.

What do you like most about the Holiday Season?

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