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Nothing… On My Christmas List?

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I was going to post a kitchen makeover update with you today, but yesterday my good friend, Neve posted something on Facebook that resonated with me so much that I wanted to share it here on my blog with you today instead. I will post the kitchen update next week.

If you are a mom, and one with older children, I know you will love what my friend shared, too. It will make you smile, it will make you cry. It will have you saying to yourself.. “Wow, exactly my thoughts, wish I wrote it” and something you will want to share with your kids when they ask you….

…”Mom, what do you want for Christmas?”

the best gifts ever...my kids

I have everything I need…and am not in want for much. My dream came true last year when we moved to live along the shores of a lake. I am quite happy and content. Most of what I want these days is stuff from the home improvement store, but this is what I will tell my daughters this year when they ask me….

What Do You Want For Christmas Mom? 

I want you. I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your (future) kids around, I want you to ask me questions, ask my advice, tell me your problems, ask for my opinion, ask for my help. I want you to come over and rant about your problems, rant about life, whatever.

Tell me about your jobs, your worries, your spouses, your kids, your fur babies. I want you to continue sharing your life with me. Come over and laugh with me, or laugh at me, I don’t care. Hearing you laugh is music to me.

I spent the better part of my life raising you the best way I knew how, and I’m not bragging, but we did a pretty darn good job. Now, give me time to sit back and admire my work, I’m pretty proud of it.

Raid my refrigerator, help yourself, I really don’t mind. In fact, I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I want you to spend your money making a better life for you and your families, I have the things I need. I want to see you happy and healthy.

When you ask me what I want for Christmas, I say “nothing” because you’ve already been giving me my gift all year. I want you.

Proud mom

I don’t know who the author is of the above words, but if you know, I would love to credit them for writing exactly my thoughts so beautifully.

What are you asking for this year for Christmas? Is nothing the best from your children, too?  :-)

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  1. I’ve enjoyed your blog for many years, and have learned to be slightly creative (not my natural style). This post is amazing, on a different level. Yes, smiles and tears, such wisdom to share. Thank you.

    1. Thanks Linda – I have been blogging for so long now that when I see something that moves me, no matter what it is, I want to share it with my readers. This was just perfect and so timely. It makes me happy to hear that you enjoyed it, too. Happy Holidays. Thanks for reading.

  2. Just copied, pasted and sent to my 3 children. Very well said. Thank you for expressing my feelings.
    Merry Christmas!

    1. Hi Teri – Isn”t it written so well, covers everything us moms are thinking? When I read it yesterday, it made me stop in my tracks and say…wow! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and happy 2017.

  3. Couldn’t have said it better myself! My mom used to say…buy me a memory. In other words…spend time with her, take her to run errands…even the mundane things can be made special. What do I want for Christmas…a day with my family and some good food! ;)

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this. As a mother of two “almost grown” twenty something’s, that have moved out of state I can really appreciate this.
    Merry Christmas. Enjoy your children!