Niamh and I read "The Grinch" for the first time last night - it's our new Christmas book to share as a family, adding to our ever growing library of books celebrating Christmas. While it's not my favourite Dr Seuss, I thoroughly enjoyed it as a book but it was the message it spoke of that resonated deeply:
Christmas is so much more than presents
I wanted to share this message again with her:
"so, Christmas is so much more that presents..."
and I went on to ask her "so what is Christmas for you, N?"
and I rejoiced, for my girl, as young and tender as she is just now, got Christmas! She understands the essence of the Christmas spirit... I wonder though, cynical as I may be at times, how long this innocence will last? For the moment, however, I will celebrate it, remembering that Christmas is something much more than presents; instead it is something we feel inside when we are stand still amidst the festive season. Take time to stand still over the coming week and truly feel Christmas for it is everywhere...