I’m told there are a great many benefits to having kids when you’re young, from having enough energy to keep up with them to still being vibrant and healthy when they move out. But there’s also a benefit to the adult child of young parents: having time …
Several weeks ago, my parents asked me to write an original poem as Santa’s prayer to God about Christmas. When children understand that Santa gives gifts in honor of God’s gift to us all, it’s a launchpad to involving them in “secret giving” to friends, family, and those in need. Here’s what I came up with.
I have the cutest parents in the world. I know I’m biased, but seriously … when you’re the offspring of Santa and Mrs. Claus, how can you help it?!?
“A dog is the only creature on earth who loves you more than he loves himself.”
Let’s get to know each other a little better, shall we? My parents named me Angela Michele Flinn. Since my marriage in 2008, I’m Angie Flinn Key (not hyphenated, please; “Flinn” is now legally my middle name). I’m Angie, never Angela, since hearing that name instantly makes me feel like a naughty child. (“Angela Michele Flinn, GET IN HERE NOW!”) So call me Angie, please. 🙂
When I was a bratty teen, I could glare like nobody’s business. My parents were constantly telling me to wipe that look off my face, or my favorite, “Don’t look at me in that tone of voice!”
Layout from my album “Savor”, created as part of class “ABC Inspiration”.
“My mommy is magic.” Layout from my album “Savor”, created as part of class “ABC Inspiration”.
Eddie loves Santa … mostly because Santa is the one who gives the dogs T-R-E-A-T-S (don’t say the word, because they’ll all go crazy, don’t tell me they don’t understand!) every hour on the hour, because mean ol’ Mrs. Claus won’t let them have ’em an …