Monday, December 24, 2012

Teen Activities: Christmas Surprise!

By Deborah Pace Rowley

This Christmas has been especially magical because of the surprise we had planned for our flour youngest children. In September we had decided that we couldn't afford to fly our oldest daughter home for Christmas. She is going to school in Virginia and her grandparents are living in Ohio. The plan was that her grandparents would pick her up and she would spend Christmas with them. It seemed like a good plan.

Until November, when I realized that I couldn't possibly live without my oldest daughter at home for Christmas. It didn't matter what it cost, I needed her here. After all, I don't have that many more years with all my children under one roof. So I purchased the ticket and mortgaged the farm (figuratively speaking, of course!) The exciting part is that my husband and I didn't tell the rest of the family what we had done.

Just a week ago, I "pretended" to ship a package to Grandma and Grandpa's house with Melissa's Christmas presents. Then last Friday, her Dad picked her up at the airport and snuck her home. He then put her in a big box and let the kids unwrap her as an early Christmas present. This became the most amazing Mom moment ever! I just had to share the video below.



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1 comment:

  1. I love and miss your family so much!! What a fun surprise!!

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