Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Delight and Wonder

The curiosity of a cat or a child at Christmas is pure DELIGHT.
Have you noticed?

When I was young my family spent one Christmas at my aunt and uncle's home.
My cousin wanted a doll desperately, she peeked into some
of the packages before the special day.
I will never forget the excitement when she saw a doll in one of the packages.
The next morning when the gifts were unwrapped the doll was for someone else.
 Oh how she cried.

Do you remember being a child and wanting something so badly?
I hope you were delighted when it was for you.
Do you sometimes feel that excitement now?

The train hasn't been out of the box for many years,
not since my children were young.
Having a new grandson inspired us to bring the train out
and what to our wondering eyes we discovered,
but a curious Joey.
What fun to watch this little adventure of the train
and see his delight.

The holidays are a time of delight and wonder.
May we keep the spirit of a child in our delight for the season.


Kathy Walker said...

Watching the little ones at Christmas is so much fun. The awe and wonder in their eyes...brings a tear to mine! My uncle had trains that we loved to watch when we were uncle was a special conductor and spoiled us terribly!

relevanttealeaf said...

I well remember the delight of Christmases past as a child, and later through the eyes of my children, and now through the eyes of my grandchildren. My husband and his brother were the recipients of a train at Christmas when they were growing up. Since my hubby was the oldest, his parents gave the train to him in adulthood. It encircled many of our Christmas trees for our children to enjoy. My hubby told our two sons whoever had the first boy would get the train. Our youngest son had a boy in 2008, so the train went to him. Landon was too young to enjoy it in previous years, but now that he's four our son put it around their Christmas tree this year, and they are enjoying it immensely.

Adrienne said...

Silly Joey! I loved watching his fascination with the train! I remember times as a child when the anticipation of the thing I really wanted was rewarded on Christmas morning when I found it under the tree. For me!

Steph said...

:-) Wonderful!

Rosemary said...

Love that Joey! You captured his delight perfectly!

Joy said...

Cute kitty! What fun to bring the train out again.

Mary said...

Joey needs to be on TV - he would be perfect in cat commercials!! I believe he's a born actor, and so very handsome in front of the camera. Great shots Marilyn.

I still want another kitty of my very own, some day when I no longer travel constantly.........and it will be a marmalade cat just like Joey, definitely!

Happy days -
Hugs - Mary

S. Etole said...

What a fun set of photos. The curiosity of a cat never ceases.
Loved your son's artwork; such a treasure.

Jeanie said...

Oh, this is what I've been waiting for -- a Joey post! He's so adorable -- I love how fascinated he is by the train! Merry, Merry, Sweet Joey! You have the true spirit!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Loved the kitty peering over the table to watch the train. Too cute!