Tuesday, December 14, 2010

There is a Santa Claus

Early Saturday morning, I was hurriedly getting ready to leave the house in order to go volunteer at my girls' high school open house for several hours. I was fixing my hair, helping my 8 year old find his missing shoe, and changing a dirty diaper simulatneously when the text notification went off on my phone. Thinking it must be my mom (as I was preparing to drop my 2 youngest off to her for the day), I hurriedly picked it up to see what she was reminding me to bring.

Only it wasn't my mom.

It was my snow sister.

Apparently, the anxiety had gotten the best of them as well because she decided to POAS.

And it was positive.

Two wonderful, perfect little blue lines.


My heart rejoiced and the floodgates opened. I shed many, many tears of complete and utter joy.

I realize the road ahead is a long one, but what an amazing beginning.

A true Christmas miracle.

Beta #1 to come on Thursday.

But in the meantime.....an excerpt I couldn't resist.....

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished."

"You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. "

"No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.'


  1. Oh, what wonderful news! Congrats to your snow sister and to you as well. Praying for all of you in the months to come. Please keep us updated!

  2. I love how happy you are over this news!