The Meaning and Magic of Christmas


What does Christmas mean to you?  For me, it’s a time of faith, remembrance and celebration.  The story of Jesus’s birth together with all that He represents.  Our savior, my belief in miracles, angels from above and of course the magic of the season.  A time when life is beautiful and all that is good in the world comes to be.

Last week, on Thursday, December 18th, I was busy writing my blog post “Traditions,” here in the comfort of my office space.  Outdoors, the morning had been blanketed with freshly fallen snow.  Deciding to stay cozy and warm, I wrapped myself in a fuzzy bathrobe of primary colored hearts.  If anyone peeked in the window, they’d see what looked to be a giant Valentine’s Day greeting card!  My hair was damp after a shower with strands falling from underneath a blue cotton towel.  Each time I took a sip from a “Favorite Sister” coffee mug, two or three curls in different shades of blond fell into puddles of cream.

“Ting-a-Ling.”  Sounds of my cell phone were ringing.  Almost singing.  An interruption.  Glancing down, I knew this call could be important.  My son was on the other line.  “I don’t want you to worry, Mom,” he said.  “She’s in labor.”  He went on to say the labor stopped.   The doctor was probably going to send them home.

Moving a few things to the side of my desk, I gathered my thoughts once again.  On the glass of my half-moon desk, a red stapler to the left.  Stacks of books to my right with yellow sticky notes and a pen of blue ink on top of a legal pad lined in green.  A shiny new mouse in jet black resting on top of a pull-out drawer.  Click-click.

Half an hour later, my cell phone rang again.  Call me crazy, but even the ring tone sounded different this time.  Without glancing down, I picked it up to answer.  A ‘trying-to-be-calm’ voice was on the other end.   Babies of two were coming at one!

My heart began to race together with the whole of my body.  Looking at my desk clock, I had exactly one hour to get to the hospital.  Pressing “Send” on my hopefully finished blog post, I dressed and drove to the hospital, arriving five minutes before surgery was scheduled.

There was my son, dressed in scrubs, looking taller and older than I ever remembered him to be.  Within minutes, I knew the big of his heart would forever slay a dragon for his soon-to-be angels without wings.

At 1:31 and 1:32 on December 18th God gave me the best Christmas presents I could ever wish for.  Miracles to be sure.

 

Payton Camille weighed in at 4lbs. 13 oz. while her bigger sister Olivia Lynn weighed 5lbs. 8 oz.  Both are 18 ½ inches long.  Born premature, they were immediately whisked off to the Special Care Nursery.  Finally, I was able to hold them yesterday.  No better feeling in all of this world.

Mom is coming home today, with her precious babies following by Christmas Day.

This is the true meaning and magic of Christmas.  Celebrating the birth of Jesus.  A time when life is beautiful and all that is good in the world comes to be.

 

 

 

52 thoughts on “The Meaning and Magic of Christmas

    • A great big “THANK YOU” Sally, for Reblogging this post together with your kind wishes to me and my family. We are all over the moon with joy!!! Wishing you the very best of holidays and a happier New Year. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Patricia. Truly, the Lord has blessed our family with health and happiness this Christmas. Nothing more we could possibly wish for. Their names are ‘family’ names, although “Payton” was my son’s pick, after Peyton Manning, since he played at Butler while he went to school there. Lol!

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  1. Congratulations beautiful Grandma Kim. This sums up Christmas for me, Family, friends and those less fortunate. To be with your family and it’s newest members at this time is wonderful.
    May you all have a wonderful time and the girls thrive on the attention.
    My very best wishes to your son and his wife please.
    To you, my Warmest Christmas Hugs xxx

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    • Words to warm my heart from you, David. You are right, nothing is more important in all of this world. I am so blessed with everything in life, especially now that these babies are safely here. A joyous Christmas to you and your family David, with wonderful wishes for the coming year.

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  2. Congratulations on these beautiful babies that are perfect in His sight. So lovely a post, with such feeling and emotion shown towards all involved, particularly can relate to how you feel about your son. I am proud of my son being a wonderful example of a father. I also love my daughter and daughter in law. Both are special and loving mothers.
    Yes, this brings the True Spirit of Christmas into our eyes and minds, Kim!

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    • Thank you wonderful friend of mine. Behind I am, but thinking of you with love and the very best of holiday wishes!! I can relate to how you feel about your son, as my heart just opened so wide for my own when I saw him hold the first of his daughters. So tiny her fuzzy little head was in the big of his arm! Oh, how proud he is, Robin!!! I still can not believe all of this goodness in my life….Merry Christmas.

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  3. Blessings to the whole family. The most beautiful precious gift you can receive. Bless those little angels for they will bring so much joy to the entire family. Merry, Merry Christmas and a wonderful start to the New Year.

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    • Patrica, I so apologize for my delay. My sincere thanks to you for your kind blessings. I’ve just played “Santa,” stuffing 11 stockings up from “6” last year. Can this be real for me?? You are right, such joy and more to come, I’ll see! Thank you sweet friend with wishes of a Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. 🙂

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    • My special thanks to you. Yes, “miracles” for sure. I could not feel luckier this Christmas nor more blessed than I do this year. Wishing you the very best of holidays

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    • Thank you, dear Leyla. I so appreciate your time in reading and stopping by. Still ‘love’ your name…I once had a dear, dear friend with the name of, “Leyla.” Sweetest woman in the world. Happy Holidays to you.

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  4. I began reading this post of yours enjoying its exquisite visual content that made me feel as if I was right there; all of a sudden, the narration takes a jump with incoming cell phone call conveying news of your daughter-in-law in labour and the glorious outcome…kim you are, as it is, virtually in the midst of a blessed family life and the euphoria arising from twin bundles of joy is like icing on the blissful Christmas cake…congrats grandma…may god keep you blessed…Raj .

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  5. Many congratulations all around Kim. Gorgeous girls. That is what I call a (well two) great Christmas present! To many years happiness for you and your family. And Merry Christmas, Kim!

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    • Olga, many thanks to you for your kind and wonderful wishes together with all of your support. Yes, I have many blessings and grand gifts this year to be sure. Holiday Happiness to you!

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  6. That has to be the best Christmas gift in the whole world. Congratulations to all of you. I wish you all a healthy happy Christmas. I know you will have a great time spoiling these two beautiful girls.

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    • Yes, I can’t imagine yet how it will be looking at two faces ‘just the same?’ How terrific for all of us! So blessed we are and the best Christmas ever. I wish for you a very, Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!

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  7. Conratulations to you Kim.
    You were given the highest gift God could have chosen for you.
    You have received the ultimate Christmas gift, The Gift of Life.
    Regards
    Emu aka Ian

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    • Great thanks to you, Suzi! They came home the magical night of Christmas, where the little family has been ‘nesting’ ever since! I did sneak over to hold the two of them today, though….could no longer resist!😇

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