Despite his hearty HOHOHO & promises of treats & toys to be left under the tree, many a child can be found desperately trying to escape the lap of the bearded jolly old Saint Nick all decked out in his red suit & jingling bells!
And so when the big man himself offered to take time out of his busy schedule to drop by our home for a personal visit with our wee little LAM this past weekend, we welcomed the opportunity for her to meet him for the very first time.
Our neighbour & friend, who happens to have a very close & personal connection with the man in the red suit, came through our front door & headed upstairs to work his magic in calling Saint Nick to appear.
As LAM heard the jingling of bells coming down the stairs, she stood mesmerized as Santa appeared.
To see the wonder in the eyes of a young child is like being gifted a little bit of magic.
So as not to overwhelm LAM, Santa crouched down & quietly introduced himself as she stood checking him out.
He even offered up his jingle bells to play with.
Feeling slightly resistant LAM did her best to sit in his lap & put a smile on her face.
Once on the floor, she determined Santa was much less scary with Mom & Dad by her side.
It’s funny how Santa can bring out the child in all of us, inviting children of all ages to sit a moment & recall a time we dreamed of he & his team of reindeer magically flying through the night to deliver a thing or two from our wish list.
Thank you to our dear friend aka Santa, for not only taking the time out of your very busy schedule to stop in to meet our little LAM, but for all of the children over the years you have gently & wholeheartedly embraced.
Hoping you & yours find a little magic in the season with the ones you love.
Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year!