"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Peace on earth

Probably the second most commonly asked question next to "When's it going to be here?" must have been, "Mom, what do you want for Christmas?"

Each and every time my answer was the same. "Peace on earth, goodwill toward men, guys!"

"Come on mom -- that's not a gift!"

Oh contrare monfrare, I say. No gift would be greater than to have a peaceful home full of love and kind words. Eager helpers, with no sighs or eye rolls. A family full of best friends. No tears, no frustrations, just good times to remember.

Maybe it felt like I really had to squint to see it sometimes, but I did get the gift I was wanting most. Here are a few moments of peace on earth and goodwill toward men worth keeping forever.

Our dad began his vacation with ours. Grant looked forward to this for a long time and had their first day all planned out. But, he abandoned the project before too long returning later to a dad still working away. "Boy Dad, you're dang good at Legos." was the quote of the day.

Game nights.

Sleeping under and by the Christmas tree.

NORAD Santa tracker.

Moments of peace and goodwill not to be forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. I love the sleeping under the Christmas tree. That is so fun.