Monday, December 26, 2011

A Special Gift from Santa

Of course, having Charlie with us this Christmas was the best gift of all. He loved the excitement of all our festivities, though he's too young to really understand what's going on with all of it. I'm sure next year will be much different for him. For now, Madi is his "gauge," and if she's happy, he's happy.

Madi chose not to send a letter to Santa this year. Clearly aware of all she's been blessed with, she told us that she wished for Santa to give her toys to other kids who needed them.

Madi has a heart of gold, but she's also a very smart kid, so we think she kinda knew that Santa wouldn't forget her.

And so, on Christmas morning, we found this, along with the letter below, straight from Santa himself.

Dear Madi,

I understand that you’ve been a very good girl this year.  I’ve also been told that you’ve decided not to send me a list because you wish for your toys to be given to little girls and boys in this world who have none.

I want you to know that your generous request has provided Barbie dolls, games, and clothing to children who needed them very badly.

Now…back to you, my dear Madi.

I know how much you love having a lemonade stand, and I understand that—in the past—you’ve raised money for various acts of charity.

For this reason, I have decided to send you a special lemonade kit that will help you to draw attention to your causes.

May you continue to be a blessed angel on Earth doing good things for one and all.

Yours truly,
Santa Claus

Her kit came complete with a personalized sign, pitcher, tray, and cashbox. We went outside today and Madi raised her first $30 (including a sizable donation from Bubba). Her charity of choice for today is the Ronald McDonald House. We are very proud of her!


Amy said...

What an amazingly awesome, caring, special little girl you've been blessed with!!! Try as I might to instill some gratitude into my girl, she still has not quite got the concept, yet. We'll get there, though!! Merry Christmas to you!!

Biba said...

I love the story about Madi supplying home delivery to the home of the kid on the scooter who couldn't carry his four lemonades.

Anonymous said...

She has such a special heart. I can't wait to see where her heart and mind take her in this world. I predict amazing things for her. What a wonderful story.
- Tracy Simmons

Nana and Papa said...

What an awesome little girl you have there. Obviously, Mom and Dad are teaching her well. You should be so proud of the parents to are to three such wonderful children given to you by God.
Nana to five.
PS - Have a fantastic New Year!

Anonymous said...

She continues to amaze us with her insight and care for others above herself.Her light grows brighter every day--your whole family is a blessing to us. Uncle Shrimp and Aunt Diane

Ann said...

God has a special plan for her--love how Santa is able to promote her heart!