As an adult, I’m not a big fan of letters to Santa. There are two reasons why this is so:
1. As a child I would write an annual letter to Santa with at least one item from each page of the Sear’s Wish Book. I noted page numbers and as many details as possible. I hardly ever got anything from the Sears Wish Book. Ever.
2. If Santa “knows when you are sleeping … he knows when you’re awake … he knows if you’ve been good or bad …” then by gosh by golly he knows what toys you’d like to play with. Why the need for a letter if he knows it all, right? That’s the reasoning behind not having my kids do the wish list letter each year.
We still have done letters at times, telling Santa how excited we are for him and his reindeer to stop by and that they’ll have reindeer food and cookies ready for him. But there have been many years when no letters were written. It’s just not our thing.
But this year, well, this year we’re all writing letters to Santa. Even Jane, my high schooler. Read about Gabriella and maybe you’ll feel the power of the Santa letter. If so, please join us in writing letters (all the details on where to send them as well as answers to frequently asked questions are in the link).
Wishes do come true. Not all wishes, that’s for sure. But some do, and some should. I’m sure Gabriella’s first wish is to never have had cancer, and following that is most likely a wish to be completely free of cancer. I hope and pray for wishes like those to be granted — for miracles to occur. And I also hope this other wish of Gabriella’s comes true.
Won’t you please help her? Thank you.