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A Merry Chirstmas to All


I feel like a kid this morning. Up late wrapping a few gifts, adjusting lights on trees, cleaning up a few boxes. A long-standing tradition of being up late on Christmas Eve and morning. I’ll go back to bed in a short bit for some rest. But as that time nears I realize the longing for my young children to run out of their rooms is past. All I have are the memories and photos.

Peace to all.  Photo by Mike Hartley

Peace to all.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Don’t get me wrong, those memories bring a smile to my face each time and always will. The kind you even take with you someday. But I really miss those huge smiles of true anticipation and excitement, now that they are grown and have their own family started now.

So I’m going to bed with the memory of hearing their voices, wondering if were awake, sneaking out to take peeks at the gifts. My better half and I giggling at them trying to be quiet. Or the early days when they would come bouncing on hour bed telling us Santa had come and we needed to get up NOW.

Wow, how fast time passes.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

3 thoughts on “A Merry Chirstmas to All

  1. Merry Christmas, Mike! I miss those Christmas mornings that I would snuggle in a bed with the 3 offspring (I am the early bird of the family), whispering, waiting for the designated time that they could go wake Daddy.

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