08 December 2012

home-grown holidays

from the outside, i have watched this annual christmas event since the time the girl was finally old enough to not believe. but this year, i jumped in and volunteered to help. santa's village, a mainstay of the holidays in our community, where adults and organizations band together to make a christmas memory for children. wide-eyed they come to watch elves making toys, to marvel at the holiday express zipping around the tracks, to sample mrs. claus's cookies, and to visit with the old gentleman himself, who calls each child by name. this year i played a small part in the magic, for only a few hours - but just being there helped to bring on the christmas spirit for which i've so been hoping.


Tabor said...

Good for you. Giving to others always makes the season bright.

My Maine Blog said...

It looks magical...just like it should be at Christmas...it definitely lifts the spirit when you see all the little, shiny faces...oh how I miss those days when my kids were believers.

Matt Conlon said...

I never cared for trains as a kid, but these days I love seeing them.