Pocketfuls of Sunshine

Every time a bell rings…

Posted on: December 19, 2008

an angel gets its wings.

Yes, it is that time of year when we gather with family and friends to celebrate all that is good and right with the world. We open that bottle of wine that we never seem to have time for, find a cozy blanket, and watch a flurry of Christmas classics like It’s a Wonderful Life.

At one point, George asks Mary, “You want the moon, Mary?” Men, take note. It doesn’t get more romantic than that.

This year, I feel like I was handed the moon. And it isn’t round and far away. She is just down the hall, sleeping in her crib, holding on to her Bunny, Carebear, and Duck. She is two now, and I can now say with confidence that she will make big strides in this world. Somethings you just know, and this I know.

Right now, I’m not the only one that knows this. The Hubby and our families and friends have this confidence in little Beanie, too. And on Christmas Day, I”m hoping more people will know it, too.

On Christmas Day, before you run out to see what presents Santa has hidden under the tree, put your cozy slippers and robe on and run out the door to get your copy of The Detroit News. Our daughter’s story will be there, and we’re told it may even be the front page story. If not, it will be found inside Section A. Just look for her bouncy pigtails jumping off the page. You can’t miss it!

It will appear in all editions of the paper, and if you aren’t in Michigan, never fear. The Internet is a wonderful thing. Just check out www.detnews.com and scan away for those baby blue eyes!

You’ll learn her name if you check it the paper on that wonderful day. And that’s ok. Who knows? One day, her name might be bigger than any of us could imagine. Just don’t tell her that for a moment, when she was just a curled up bundle inside mommy’s tummy, I thought about calling her Zu-Zu. I really did.


3 Responses to "Every time a bell rings…"

I couldn’t agree more! Many times I have said it is though she has a glow of light or sunshine around her. Apparently I am not the only one who thinks that, as I have heard that from many other people.!

She recently received a gift of a t-shirt that read Most Likely to Change the World. I don’t know for sure if she will change the world, but I can tell you one thing for certain…….she certainly has given us the moon too!

An eloquent post and a comment by Sue to match! That precious little face “above the fold,” in the Detroit News, (front page, no less!) on Christmas morning was the best gift…you rock our world, Beanie!

The front page of The News was the best and most exciting gift this Christmas day.

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