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Friday, December 24, 2010

The saddest little boy...

Yesterday we went to the mall as there were supposed to be some animals there. We missed the animals but went to look for one more present when the kids spotted Santa Claus in the distance. So we went to go see him. The kids were super excited to see him. This was of course the line for pictures that all the malls have. We figured we'd let the kids see Santa from a distance for a little while and then continue on. As we started to turn around, ready to continue on, our little boy silently tried to hold back all his tears that were welling up to where he could hardly hold them back. He too wanted to see Santa. It was the saddest thing. We tried to explain to him the long line, and all that and he agreed with all we said but again, when we turned to continue on, his little face just turned into the saddest thing this mommy has ever seen from her boy. Broke our hearts. So of course we waited in line forever (not quite) and our kids got to see Santa Claus. They didn't care that is was merely a minute. Abigail didn't really care to see Santa. She didn't mind seeing him but it wasn't very important to her. But Nathan was thrilled. And you know what? Santa's favorite cookie is also Chocolate Chip! Just like Nathan. Who would have known? Isn't it sweet that he didn't go to see Santa to tell him what he wanted but to find out what Santa's favorite cookie is? I wish you could have seen his before and after faces. One broke my heart, the other one brought pure joy. It's wonderful how our children are tied to our hearts.
The love parents have for their children is one of the most wonderful things on this earth. We do it all for them. I will try to keep that in mind as we celebrate Christmas where we receive the Lord's only child as payment for our sins. All so that we can become His children because He loved us so much.

1 comment:

  1. It is so amazing how when our children are disapointed our hearts just kind of break inside and then when they are so happy we feel happy too. I remember how awful I have felt at times like when their helium balloon floated away and they were so disappointed.

    It is so cool how God has tied us up with our children so much.