My 11 year old sister MADE me a giant minky blanket. I mean, LEGIT RIGHT?!
It's been interesting because now that my littlest sister is old enough to know that Santa isn't real, it's been a little different in the Gee household.
We slept in until 7 instead of 6.
I knew most everything that "Santa" was going to get me for Christmas.
And I finished my parents' present on Christmas Eve (Oops?)
But the biggest thing that was different this year was what my dad said when he opened a gift from my grandma.
My grandma usually asks my parents what they want for Christmas and it's usually something big. Like one year we got a vacuum and we've also gotten a card table and some chairs.
But instead of my dad saying "Oh, I know what this is."
He looked at the present and said "I have no idea what this is. We don't need anything."
I thought about that.
"We don't need anything."
What a content thing to say. And as I looked around at everything around me, I realized that I too, didn't need anything. Blessings surround me in abundance.
There's food in the fridge. I have little sisters who will play a million round of Go Fish with me. I have clothes to wear and a bathroom to shower in. I have a bed to sleep in. I have a house that's warm and happy. I have snow clothes that keep me warm when I want to play outside. And speaking of outside...snow is my absolute favorite.
I was looking out behind my house at the snow covered fields yesterday and I just felt so peaceful.
Lately, I've been struggling a lot with fear and uncertainty. But as I looked out at the mountains and the snow and the cows, I knew everything was going to be okay. I know that I'll find another job, I know I'll be better at managing my money, I know that I'll find someone who loves me for me, I know my internship will probably be the best thing I've ever done.
I really don't need anything this Christmas season because everything I need is right there in front of me.