Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Very Special Gift

Our family tradition is the children get two gifts, one from us and one from Santa.  The children also exchange names to give each other a little present as well as all together give their mother and father a present.  Those gifts are all opened on Christmas Eve after the 7pm service.  Each of the 12 days of Christmas the children find a little present in their stocking from us.  The last couple of years they also have given their father and I a little present in our stocking each day of Christmas.

This day's was one that was extra special.  It was a cd they made of Christmas hymns.  It included them on their instruments; organ, flute, violin, piano, as well as a couple of sung pieces, including Veni Veni Emmanuel.

I've been playing it over and over all morning.  It is so beautiful, so thoughtful, so eye-watering to a mother.


Cheryl said...

What a wonderful gift. And they did that without your having any clue what they were up to? Impressive!

Glenda said...

Yes Cheryl, although I started to have some suspicions. See, we live right next door to church and that is where Hannah practices organ. It is nothing for her to say she is going over to practice. And Ellie was working on playing flute with her on What Child is This and From Heaven Above to Earth I come, therefore she also went with her.

But one day at church Cindy (one of the organists and also choir director) and I were getting ready for SS music and she said, the keyboard is on, and a cord was left behind. So I thought the girls might be doing something. And a couple of times they would take our Macbook to church while they were practicing. That didn't make sense, unless they were recording.

But then we didn't get a cd under the tree, so I thought no more of it, which made for a delightful surprise this morning when we opened our stocking.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely gift--I am sure you will treasure this one for years to come. :)

Melanie said...

Because I know your children, it also makes my eyes water a bit. You have raised some wonderfully thoughtful children, Glenda. Definitely a treasure!

Dakotapam said...

I love this!