Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas with Aaron Part One

Oh. My.



Our Christmas started off quite horribly when Aaron came down the steps to discover that...

OUR STOCKINGS HAD BEEN STOLEN.

Yep. That Mean Old Grinch had STRUCK Again.



That nasty old elf really has it in for our family.

Every.Single.Year. he steals our stockings!!


Oh My.  Will Christmas have to be cancelled???


The littlest stood with worried face... considered the problem from all angles and made a decision....

HE WOULD FIND THE GRINCH AND FIND OUR STOCKINGS!!

YES HE WOULD.


AARON TO THE RESCUE...



Of course Aaron had NO IDEA that the stolen stockings had anything in them....

He thought he was rescuing a bunch of empty colorful socks.

But after a long quest that involved a lot of noise and a good bit of help from his big brothers....

Aaron was able to claim victory....



Being the sweetheart that he is.... 

Aaron diligently carried one of the found stockings down to the chimney mantel so we could HANG IT BACK UP!!


Imagine his utter delight when he found out that...
HE COULD KEEP HIS STOCKING AND THERE WAS CANDY INSIDE!!!





Oh What Fun.  Oh What Fun!!

And while Papa read the Christmas story from Isaiah 6 and John 1...

The littlest quietly feasted on Hershey Kisses from his stocking....

Pure contentment.

Christmas in his mind was THE BEST.

What honestly could be better.....

IN AARON'S MIND - HE HAD JUST HAD CHRISTMAS!!

.....to be continued.....


















6 comments:

  1. This already has me crying! Thank you for sharing...excited to see part 2!

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  2. ah, beautiful! I wonder if Aaron will ever fully understand how his life gives hope to those of us that love him from afar. His story has given us (hubby & I) such encouragement as to the changes that can come about as a result of God and the love of a family. Every run up the stairs, every Hershey kiss he eats- they are proof that satan did not win this battle for this child's life. Aaron inspires us to move forward with adopting from his home country even though the situation is perplexing at times.

    I cannot tell you how many people who have been discouraging about adopting older kids or kids with serious physical disabilities have been amazed and had their hearts changed by following Aaron's story here.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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  3. delightful to see him enjoying your CHRSITmas traditions with his family. such great big brothers, too!!

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  4. That is so so sweet. I'm in tears. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Can't wait for the next part!

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  5. Wonderful, Julia! I can't wait to read the rest of the story of Aaron's first Christmas home! Love it!

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  6. that is the cutest idea!!! so sweet! I love the look on his face:)

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