Saturday, September 02, 2006

Christmas and my Stingray bicycle

Christmas! What am I doing mentioning something that doesn't happen for 3 1/2 more months. Well, I had another interesting writing assignment (somewhat self imposed - leader of my writing group challenged us to write for 30 minutes for 30 days and it would become a habit).

Yesterday, to begin the challenge, I flipped open the pages of my prompt book to Sept. 1st and read - Write a December memory. I pondered it and honestly for a few minutes I couldn't come up with a darn thing. Then it hit me - the year I received the gift I'd longed for (and I'm sure bugged my parents to death about).

Picture this: I bound down the stairs, in front of the rest of my siblings, and there it sat in all its glory - my very own, brand spanking new, blue Stingray bicycle. I think I almost heard the angel's break out in song and I know the earth stopped on its axis for a split second.

Today I sit typing words, but really there aren't words to express the sheer happiness of receiving the gift I'd asked for. You don't have a doubt in your mind you're truly loved.

Anyway, remembering my fond memory of 40 years ago brought a smile to my face. Please let me know a special gift you've received and will never ever forget.