Sunday, November 30, 2008

Twelve Gifts (by way of introduction)

I've been working on your Christmas present for weeks. Seriously.
December is all about presents. And I'm almost ready.

None of these have to do with super-cute wrapping ideas or crafting (because I suck at that). But Christmas is about gifts -- culminating, of course, in wise people bestowing precious offerings to the Lord and God giving all of us the Greatest Gift of All. So I've been reflecting on all the gifts I've given and received over the years and selected my absolute favorites. And I'm sharing them with you here.

Some salient patterns emerged regarding these favorite gifts. Amazingly, all of them can be shared, in one form or another. And none of them came from The Mall. The other amazing thing that surfaced in my present-ponderings was that I have far more than twelve favorites...complete with the stories to go with them. I was suddenly overwhelmed with gratitude. So, as my blog runneth over but my time runneth short (and no, I'm not starting NaBloPoMo a month late) I'm limiting these to twelve. And maybe I'll save the rest for next year!

Here are my twelve favorite gifts, each one my gift to you.
I hope you open and treasure every one.

xo

9 comments:

Cari said...

Um, I love that you wrote "because I suck at that" for all to read. Can you see the amused look on my face? In your mind's eye, of course.

Aaaaaaand...Thank heaven you didn't go to The Mall!

You know that every blog post you write is a gift, right? December or not.

Brillig said...

Wow! What a way to set us up! I'm holding my breath!

LisAway said...

This is a wonderful idea! I'm really looking forward to them all!

Eowyn said...

I can't wait!

Kimberly said...

What a brilliant idea!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Love this idea--can't wait! Oh, cool, I dont' have to because I'm a day behind!

Mrs4444 said...

I will treasure them, just as I treasure you :)

Heather of the EO said...

okay, I'm just getting caught up. This is SUCH a great, inspired idea! I'm so excited.

Now excuse me, I'm off to get my gifts...

Allison said...

Oh, I can't wait for these. Bated breath here! (And ditto Cari)