December 26, 2006

My Favorite Day of the Year

We had a wonderful Christmas! The kids all enjoyed opening their presents and the adults did too. We had a big surprise for Derek Christmas morning. He will turn 10 years old on New Years Eve and so as a combo present for Christmas and birthday we gave him tickets to the Dallas Vs. Detroit game next Sunday on his birthday at Texas Stadium in Arlington. At first he was stunned and couldn't talk, then he fell backwards and stayed their for a minute or two then when he finally got his words back he screamed in delight and gave us a big smile. He is all happy and I have tears streaming the whole time, to be able to give him a present that brought about such a reaction was my favorite part of the day. We had a great time with my family last night and did our annual scripture and gift exchange, the time was heartfelt and full of laughter and tears, just as family gatherings should be. It was truly a blessed day.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.