Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas is Coming!

(Written 9 years ago.)

Of all the gifts I have received in my 51 years of celebrating Christmas, one gift always comes to mind when I try to think of my favorite. At the time the gift was given, it didn’t seem like much, but now it is the gift my mind constantly returns to. I’m not even sure it was my gift. It could have been my brother John’s or my sister Jackie’s, or it could have been a gift given to all of us. The gift given to all is what I choose to remember.
The gift was a Monopoly game. I remember staying up into the wee hours of the morning playing with Jackie and John. I’m sure we fought, laughed, screamed and probably accused each other of cheating that evening. But it was the evening of the first of many Monopoly games we would play.
Now that I look back, I realize that it wasn’t the game at all that was the gift. It was the fact that we were together, that we shared good times with each other.

1 comment:

Aunt Dinah said...

I remember you guys having MONSTER Monopoly games at your house. What fun and precious moments shared with your big sis and little bro.