A Christmas Story

Shortly after Ava arrived home from the last day of school in December, I found this little package under the tree, and I swear my heart grew three sizes.

Then, later that same day, she searched frantically for a little missing snowman ornanament that was supposed to sit on top of this gift to her parents. She didn’t want to share too many details with us for fear of ruining the surprise, but she did leave this little note for Santa. It made my newly-enlarged heart sink:

Thankfully, Bryan found the ornament under the car in the garage on Christmas eve—she must have dropped it on her way in the house. We tucked the note away, but Santa found it and left a short response, much to sweet Ava’s surprise.

We did indeed like the present—a cute little storybook Ava created on her own at school. And, that snowman ornament will happily hang on our tree each Christmas, a reminder of how thoughtful and generous a six year old can be.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karyl on January 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    This is just so sweet – Ava’s gift, plus the efforts to retrieve the little snowman ornament! The best Christmas present, ever!

  2. Posted by Laura on January 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Oh my gosh, how utterly sweet.

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