After telling his mother (me) he couldn’t make it home from deployment after over a year and a half of being away, Michael came home and surprised me and his sister on Christmas Eve. Lidiya asked all of us to sit in the living room because she had a message from Michael to read to us and this is what he said:
“Hey, everyone. I asked Lidiya to do me a favor and read this message. I want to let you know that I love each and every one of you very much. I would give up everything to be home with you all this Christmas. It’s really hard being away from family during the holidays. Mom, I got your surprise; Jocelyn gave it to me this morning. Thank you so much. It really helps being able to open gifts, but I want to tell everyone something. Christmas isn’t about the material things like the presents under the tree. To me, it’s about being with your family and being thankful to have one another and to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, so I asked Lidiya to give everyone a hug and kiss for me. I sent everyone a gift. You should be getting them soon. I’ve been tracking them, I hope you all like it! Tomorrow, on your Christmas Day, I’m going to try and Skype with everyone. I want to see you all open gifts, so this way I can feel like I’m there. Well, I have to get going now. I love you all so much! I hope you have an amazing Christmas and I’ll talk to you soon. I just have one last question to ask… Do you Believe in Santa? Because I do… The only thing I asked Santa for this year was to be home with my family. SURPRISE!!!!!
And he came walking into the living room! “OH MY GOD!” haha. Can you count how many times I said it? I hope you enjoy our video. I was in complete shock. The best surprise EVER!
As I wind down my work week and prepare to enjoy a quiet Christmas with family, I wanted to say that it’s been a wondrous year. I’ve been privileged to meet and talk to and laugh with so many superb folks on here – I feel truly blessed. My heartfelt wishes for a safe, warm, and peaceful holiday season to one and all of you.
Merry Christmas, everyone.
Click on Super D’s photo to read about Christina’s drive!
Christina Worrell and her son Damian “Super D” Worrell are personal friends of mine. Damian has autism and is ADHD, to boot. As you may or may not know, Christina is a well-established writer in our online community – and she needs our help this Christmas. Super D needs/wants a few things, and his parents don’t have enough money to get them. Christina has a smidge too much pride to say it in that many words, but there it is. I believe most of us have been in that situation before, have we not? For anyone who gives toward her cause, there are some gifts waiting – and they include some of her books, which are quite good, by the way.
Please. Open your hearts and your wallets. Let’s give this superb young man a Christmas he’ll remember.
God bless you all, and my sincere wishes for a warm and blessed Christmas.
Apology Letter To Spouse –
I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up the Christmas lights. I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me too hard when you want something. I realize that I was wrong and I am apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy. All I want is for you to be happy and be able to enjoy the holiday season. Nothing brightens the Christmas spirit like Christmas lights! I took the time to hang the lights for you today; and now I will be off to the football game.
Again, I am very sorry for the way I acted yesterday. I’ll be home later.
Her response -
Thank you for that heart-felt apology. I don’t often get an apology from you, and I truly appreciate it. I, too, felt bad about the argument and wanted to apologize. I realize that I can sometimes be a little pushy. I will try to respect your feelings from now on. Thank you for taking the time to hang the Christmas lights for me. It really means a lot. In the spirit of giving, I washed your truck for you; and now I am off to the mall.
I love you too!