Last year, at this time, things 'round here were pretty bleak. Farmboy had not worked in months, and bills were piling up. My stepdad was always very generous at Christmas, so the kids were assured of lots of presents, tho very little would come directly from us.
Several weeks before Christmas, I had gone with a friend to a local antique mall, and spotted a large glitter church.
And it played my absolute favorite Christmas hymn, "O Holy Night".
That was just about $40 more than I had, and even if I DID have it, I wouldn't have bought anything for myself, it would have gone to groceries, or the enormous gas bill.
On Christmas morning, after the kids had opened their presents, my beloved Farmboy comes in from the garage carrying a large bag, with "O Holy Night" playing softly from under it.
My glitter church!
Farmboy is now doing "10-20" for robbing a 7-11.
He had actually done a few odd jobs in that month before Christmas, and tucked that money aside when he found out that was my hearts desire.
I just love my Farmboy!
Any special gift stand out in YOUR mind?