The next Christmas treasure
came as a birthday surprise!
A few years back Katie
(my first born)
had the opportunity to
study abroad in Israel
for a semester.
She came home bearing gifts,
but there was one gift she kept secret
until my birthday.
Now, there is a story here
that is just precious to me
and probably only me
but I am going to bore you all with it anyway. Ha!
You see, Katie LOVES to surprise people!
My birthday is in the fall and
we had just visited her at school
not to long before my birthday.
So, not for one minute did I think she
would even try to come home for my birthday.
Boy was I WRONG!
I woke up that morning
thinking the cute engineer was
going to take me out for breakfast.
(which he did)
Before, I could even put my feet on
the floor the bedroom door
flung open and in
came Katie sporting
the biggest ole smile on her face.
Yes, I began to cry
(cuz that is what this sentimental momma does when surprised)
Katie had come home sometime in the
middle of the night!
See, I told you she likes to surprise people.
She had yet another surprise for
One she had kept a secret for months.
She gave me a box
and exclaimed that it was an early
"that I would want to open early"
I opened the box and in it was the
most beautiful nativity set
I had ever seen!
She had brought it back from Israel.
I just love it!!!
Like I said before
this is not a treasure because it is a material treasure.
It's a treasure because my sweet girl
put so much thought and
effort into the
What are some of your Christmas treasures?