Sunday, December 24, 2006

I Hope You Can Spend Christmas Morn With A Small Child!

I'm just guessing but I'm willing to bet that your favorite adults in the whole world have a 'child like' quality about them. They've never lost their enthusiasm for the world, or wonder, or their wide eyed thirst for the unknown. The last few days with my Grandson have been a pleasure. His excitement for life, and Christmas, and Santa, and the gifts he plans to give, and get, are so very heartwarming. It makes you want to protect these young people so that they never find out everything about life.
I asked him if he knew what tomorrow is, and with great anticipation in his voice he said, "Tomorrow is Christmas Eve when Santa comes and then we get up on Christmas day and celebrate the Birthday of our King."
If that doesn't get you excited, then you're officially old.

As for me, I'm good either way, I have a pot belly stove with a 'coal burning' grate in the bottom.


PinkCat said...

Awww Cliff here is wishing you and your wonderful family a Very Very Merry Christmas.

We are so excited and Matthew wants a birthday cake tomorrow for Jesus. This has been the most joyous Christmas by far.

I am sure there will be no lumps of coal in your stocking because you are wonderful.

Take care xx

Miki said...

Hey Cliff, noo lumps of coal here or at your place! You are a great man, and have a great family, Merry Christmas to you and yours, may it be as wonderful as the twinkle in Santa's eye!

Anonymous said...

G'day from Down Under, Cliff. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas...cheers, Lee. :)

Anonymous said...

You have a very bright grandson Cliff! Kids make Christmas so much more delightful.

You are in good shape with a pot belly stove and coal. No worry of you freezing!

Hope you get all you want for Christmas Cliff and that your whole family has a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Cliff, glad neither of us is old yet!

Anonymous said...

Cliff & Marilyn,

Have a great Nebraska Christmas with the young kids and the older kids.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cliff where did you get the lump of coal with the face on it??????????

Cliff said...

You've guessed it Peter, I actually took a picture of me and photshopped me black.

Ralph said...

I loved this statement,"I'm just guessing but I'm willing to bet that your favorite adults in the whole world have a 'child like' quality about them", in your post.
I can see no real reason to grow up just because I am growing older - but then my best friend is eight years old too.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

1 plus twins said...

merry christmas, ho ho ho!! hope you had a great day!

Jamie Dawn said...

Love it!
Your grandson thought of the reindeer. The truth is, those reindeer do a LOT more work on Christmas Eve than Santa does. I\'m sure they appreciated those carrots.

I miss the times when my kids were little and all excited over what Santa would bring. They do know the true meaning of Christmas, though, and it sounds like your grandson does too.

poopie said...

Can't wait for the day I have a little one to get excited over things again!

eyes_only4him said...

we left celery for the reindeer.

i shoulda got coal too..really..

JunieRose2005 said...


I love the treat left for the reindeer and Santa! I'm sure they liked it!

...And about adults keeping that childlike quality...I have tried to do that! Some think I have been successful at it! ;)


JunieRose2005 said...


Forgot to say-
hope you and your family had a MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Anonymous said...

The great thing about this time of year is how much it's available to recapture that child-like wonder and enthusiasm.
Happy New Year to all!

Mountain Mama said...

I hope you and yours has a wonderful Christmas. You are so right about having time with the little ones at Christmas time. I was blessed to have Christmas day with three of my children, several grandkids and seven great grandchildren who are aged three to eight. It was great.
Have a blessed New Year!

Anonymous said...

Heartwarming post.
Belated Christmas wishes to your whole family!
Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post, I am sure you all had a wonderful Christmas together.
A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and your family, may the New Year be filled with many Blessings.
Thanks for visit and comforting words on my site.
Cheers Margaret

Anonymous said...

I wish all the same. To spend a christmas with a young child, nay-,every child. And to experience the creators gift of youth. I hope to with my grand children, spend christmas morning as I do every year. Her is to you and yours Cliff where ever you maybe.
Yes there is a Santa all hearts and in all ways....
Some Children See Him
By Alfred Burt

Some children see Him lily white
the infant Jesus born this night
Some children see Him lily white
with tresses soft and fair

Some children see Him bronzed and brown
the Lord of heav'n to earth come down
Some children see Him bronzed and brown
with dark and heavy hair (with dark and heavy hair!)

Some children see Him almond-eyed
This Saviour whom we kneel beside
Some children see Him almond-eyed
With skin of yellow hue!

Some children see Him dark as they
Sweet Mary's Son to whom we pray
Some children see Him dark as they
And, ah! they love Him so!

The children in each different place
Will see the Baby Jesus' face
Like theirs but bright with heav'nly grace
And filled with holy light!

O lay aside each earthly thing
and with thy heart as offering
Come worship now the infant King
'tis love that's born tonight!

'tis love that's born tonight!