When I was a child, "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" was not a part of our Christmas tradition. In fact, I was about my daughter's age when I first saw Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer on television. In my mind, snow was the prerequiste for the magical sleigh to make its way to a particular home. So that is the only reason Santa could not make his way to the islands in the Caribbean. I can't say exactly when I let go of this belief, but I can still remember the feelings I experienced when I first learned about the bearded man in the red suit. I was certain that he worked with God. This was one of the seeds of magic that sprouted within my imagination and has become deeply rooted within me.
|Looking out the window one Christmas Eve|
|Here is who she saw!|
Love and blessings,
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