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Monday, December 21, 2009

I Believe....

I just have to write a quick little post- on how I believe in Santa and his helpers!

I was so sad, Mike and I had just bought Cale a fish tank for Christmas- knowing how obsessed he is with fish, and how he loves to say, "Shish"- we bought him an aqarium at the DI- It was only $7- and it looked really great! I was so excited, we came home, and on Saturday, I spent like an hour cleaning it all up- we filled it up with water and put it on a little cabinet in our family room. We were so excited to show him when he woke up from his nap! While we were trying to be so sneaky, Mike was adjusting it on the cabinet, and for some strange reason, the pressure in the tank, just popped the glass! Water and shards of glass came flooding out of it! We're talking TONS of water just pouring out of this tank!!! It was so crazy!! We both just kind of looked at each other-, not really knowing what to do!! We got out our shop vac and sucked it all up- but I was so sad! There went our great suprise for Cale for Christmas!! (Luckily, it was clean water, and no, there weren't any fish it in yet!)

We got our gigantic mess all cleaned up- and threw the great idea away. Needless to say, I haven't been in the Christmas Spirit- until now.

We just got back from running some errands tonight, and when we got home, there on our back porch was a large gift bag, with a tag on it that read, "To: Cale, From: Santa"- inside was an AQUARIUM!! It is so nice! It has all the rocks, coral and plants too! I think I was more suprised than Cale was!!

My heart is so full, I have tears in my eyes just thinking of how nice people can be! What a nice suprise!! I know I probably won't ever be able to thank this person in real life, but I hope that someday, I can do something that nice for someone else! It means so much to me- just to know that people are out there, who care about you, and love you. I think I have felt the "true meaning of Christmas" tonight- I truly believe that giving of yourself is the best gift! To this little helper of Santa, I say "thank you!" Thank you for teaching me and important lesson in life- to remember others, and to show how much they mean to you!

Love,
A greatful mom, of a Fish Lover!

5 comments:

Katy said...

Such a wonderful and heartwarming reminder of the true spirit of Christmas. What a wonderful gift this Santa helper delivered - much more than an aquarium and accessories. They also delivered a special experience and tender feelings that will be remembered forever more with great fondness. Thank goodness for such wonderful people!

The Losser Family said...

How sweet and what a wonderful christmas story to share with Cale when he gets older. I hope everything goes well today and he gets his cast off! It was so fun to see you on Sunday. We'll have to get together once the holidays are over.

Jense Family said...

Thanks for sharing this great story with us & reminding us the true meaning of Christmas!!!! Enjoy the new fish tank Cale.

Jana Sohm said...

Oh..... I love hearing stories like that! We had the same thing happen to us last night. We just finished doing a Secret Santa for a needy family down the street. We felt so good, then low and behold, our doorbell rang. Someone had left a HUGE box of Christmas food, games, goodies, etc, along w/ a sweet card reminding us that someone was thinking about us since we have had such a rough year. There really are good people out there!!

The Richards Family said...

What a memorable story. I'm glad Cale could still get some "shish". That is so cute. It's nice to know someone is always looking out for us huh? Thanks for the post!