Santa Meets Micah

We were hurriedly trying to wrap up some shopping at the mall today. "Come on, Micah, stop dawdling. I know there is a Christmas tree downstairs, we'll get there. Hurry up!"

He poked and he plodded and he looked at this and that. I hurried and rushed him and constantly looked over my shoulder to be sure that he was coming.

And then he saw Santa. There was a bee-line made for the guy in the red suit. Micah patiently waited his turn in line, then stood at Santa's knee and allowed the man in the red suit to put an arm around his shoulder. Micah answered questions with a "yep!" or "nooo." He was thrilled to be in the presence of Santa Claus Himself.

And as Micah was walking away, I glanced over my shoulder to see Santa looking after us. The man with the beautiful, real white beard had a twinkle in his eye and a look of love and understanding on his face that brought tears to my eyes. The Boy Who Can't Talk touches even the heart of Santa Himself.

I need nothing for Christmas. I have Micah.

16 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh my, that is beautiful.
Brought tears to my eyes too!

Tara said...

You just made me cry. So sweet!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Amazing. Micah never ceases to amaze and inspire me.

Burgh Baby said...

It wasn't all that long ago that "Yup" and "Nooo" weren't happening. He's come so very far this year . . .

SunflowerMom said...

Micah rules.

Karen said...

This is one of the most beautiful posts I have read in a long time. I love the title.

Jennifer said...

um. SNIFFLE.

Viv said...

Enough to remind me that Santa IS very real.

Annette said...

The love you have is so special. Merry Christmas, Karen!

Karen Deborah said...

Oh my lawd, how precious.

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

All teary here too!

Rachel said...

I don't think I've ever commented before, but I've lurked for some time now. I love your posts! As the mommy of a 5 yr old cutie with Ds, you have a knack of writing just what I feel a lot of the time. Thanks.

Michelle said...

Awww, I love Christmas... and good Santas! :)

My name is Sarah said...

How sweet:)

txmomof3 said...

I just found your blog today (saw @smacksy's reply to you on Twitter about my Erma Bombeck post) and have, of course, fallen in love. I held it together through all your wonderful entries but this one finally got the tears to fall.
I am now officially a loyal reader. Thank you for sharing your life's stories with us.
Jennifer

Karen said...

txmomof3 - Blogging is great for meeting new friends, and sharing stories. Welcome. :)