When I found this photo yesterday in our family Christmas scrapbooks I was also watching the memorial service for President George H.W. Bush.
Tears were flowing during the eulogies for the memories of this remarkable man, mixed with smiles as I turned page after page of family Christmases.
Okay, I admit there were a few mama tears shed as I looked through the scrapbooks too but only happy ones.
And I even chuckled as I remembered our St. Nicholas Day pancake breakfasts on December 6th, remembering those two above opening small gifts from the pack of St. Nick and how our youngest told me at a later St. Nick breakfast that he got lots of flak from his fellow 5th grade friends for believing in the old gentleman.
I believe in believing!
Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra's See,
Was holy a saint
As a saint could be;
Saved not a bit
Of his worldly wealth
And love to commit
Good deeds by stealth. (etc.)