You did not wish to share the lollipop. You each wanted it all to yourself, to enjoy every moment, to savor to the last drop. And as I watched you trying so patiently to wait for a taste of the treasure, I was suddenly left a bit numb. For I realized I don’t want to share either. How I never wish to share you.
I want to hide you away with me forever; to keep you my babies for life. But growing up, I am told, is beautiful too.
Before I blink you will have your own families. Your own responsibilities, duties–your own life. But not today. Today you are mine. This Christmas season is ours, completely ours. I am trying with everything in me to not forget a single moment of this one.
I haven’t made a wish list since I was a young girl, but who says you are ever too old for such a thing? These seven I want more than anything in all the world.
1. To wake up to your smile.
2. To watch the wonder in your eyes.
3. To feel the warmth of your arms around my neck.
4. To hear the sound of your laughter.
5. To hold your hands and dance.
6. To loose my breathe at the sight of you.
7. To remind my heart to beat once more.
I did not know what the magic of the holidays meant before you entered my world. How much wonder could be wrapped in one small being. I would die for you without hesitation. I would take all of life’s hardships away if only I was allowed. I weep with love for you.
You are my Christmas wish come true, and I am left in awe of you each day. Many Christmases will come and go, and to you they will most likely be a blur of childhood. But to me, this Christmas. . . well, this one will forever be etched into my heart.