MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Been a pretty freaking amazing Christmas up at the Quadomated house… lots of great food (uh… my poor quad belly), family (I’m always so happy when my sister and her hubby are in the house), and fun times with the doggies (Caleb and Daisy sure do love opening presents!).
Thinking about all this wonderfulness, makes me want to share the most touching Christmas present I’ve ever received.
It all started with a letter to Santa Claus written by an 8-year-old little boy. Now, before I tell you what was written, let me give you a little background about my friendship with this little dude. I think we met some time back during the summer of 2008 while I was hanging out with his parents and a couple of other friends. We were probably barbecuing or something like that, but that’s not really important, what was so cool is how quickly he accepted me and how we instantly became like best buds, him jumping on the back of my wheelchair trying to get me to spin him off or just cruising around town. We had a few adventures over the summer, hanging out at Manta Lake Park, watching Little League baseball games, and biking around town, but then life get crazy and I didn’t see much of him or his parents until I received an email from his mother a few days before Christmas. It was what he asked Santa for Christmas.
It went something like this…
Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is for you to make Chasse better again. Thanks, *****
I read this, and then I read it again, and started to cry. Here was an 8-year-old who could’ve asked for anything in the world, maybe an Xbox, a new bike, how about an iPod, but instead he selflessly asked for me to get better. The way that letter to Santa Claus has touched me, I simply can’t put to words. It is just the most amazing gift of a completely pure, selfless, and absolutely compassionate heart that I could ever wish for. I will treasure this memory and sediment for the rest of my life.
To the little guy that gave me the most touching Christmas present of my life… THANK YOU and I can’t wait to hang out very soon when you pick the movie/video games we play some Friday night. And to his parents, thank you for sharing what he wrote and for being such amazing parents/friends. Think we’re long overdue to hang out!
Love you guys,