Friday, December 24, 2010

the days before Christmas

filled with tradition
brimming with anticipation
family together
home with twinkling lights and a warm fire

the days before Christmas are among my very favorite of the year.

tonight as we gathered together as family---
poised for a game night,
my brother (who lives in AZ) walked in the front door with his family.
they were so quiet (or we were so noisy)
that i didn't notice until my cute nephew said,
"hi guys!"

i looked down in surprise.
they had told us they weren't coming.
to have us all together---
is more than i anticipated~
i am still grinning from ear to ear.


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a lovely Christmas! xox

Shauna Rae said...

What a LOVELY surprise!

Cristi said...

oh that was a neat feeling i'm sure!