I intended to recap our last week of Elfcapdes today but I learned to knit yesterday and now I can't stop. I've taken a little break to post (and go to dinner with my family) but I really have no desire to tell you about what the elves did before they went home.
I do want to tell you that we had a great Christmas! The kids ended up with 4300 new LEGOS and lots of clothes. Mama got a new Keurig, frying pans and my favorite perfume that Keith first bought for me on our honeymoon 8 years ago.
What I really want to tell you about is the gift that Alex gave to Keith. But first....some back story.
While iKeith and I were living the dream....singing with A Great Big World; Uncle Robert was watching the kids. He decided to rent The Polar Express movie and Alex was enthralled! He talked about the film for days after.
December 14th, I brought my boy home from school and cuddled with him on the couch. I was avoiding the news at all costs and turned on ABC Family....The Polar Express was on. We watched it together as I clutched his hand.
The kids have been making us presents for a few weeks and putting them under the tree. We received special notes and art projects but there was one special gift that would touch our hearts.
Keith was the recipient of this gift and Alex was anxious for it to be unwrapped. It was a small bell on a green piece of yarn.
Alex explained that he gave the bell to iKeith because he knew that he believed and could still hear the bell.
I saw a tear in Keith's eye. Yes, Alex....your Daddy believes.
At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.
~The Polar Express