Christmas reminds me of the love, peace, and joy that are intended for us. I realize in many families and parts of the world they are not experienced throughout the year; that my friends is why I love Christmas. It is a time when we can all taste the sweetness of love, peace and joy. It can be in a gift, music or the beautiful Christmas lights that light up the city.
For me, I am reminded of the joy Alexander brings when he speaks. He has funny stories to share. It was two years ago when the only Christmas wish I had was for Alexander to have the ability to share his thoughts and feelings with us. It was a Christmas wish I held close to my heart all the year through. Their were a lot of hands that played a part in the wish; the doctors, therapists, his mind and our family. He is joy in so many ways.
When I think of writing a wishlist for Christmas, I can think of a million wants, but then am quickly reminded that my real Christmas wish already came true.
Here, a very distracted Alexander (trying to watch an NBA basketball game behind me) wishes you a Merry Christmas!
He has been listening with cochlear implants for 23 months.
He is almost 3-yrs-old.
What joy have you found this Christmas season?