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Christmas Present

Black Friday, Cyber Monday,and overly aggressive and sometimes violent deal grabbers have,in the past,made me despise Christmas. With four children and 1 granddaughter I was asked what influence I’m sending my children? I’m not,they are teaching me.

My oldest has moved out, my youngest boy just made honor roll, his older brother not far behind. I have watched my youngest child give a dog with a broken jaw her pennies that took her all year to collect. It wasn’t a lot but the owners made her feel like it was a million. We don’t have a lot of money so my children each get 1 big gift and are required to buy 1 small gift for a church or school. I don’t show any public emotions but the time for change has come.

To my family I say this: My children,the only thing I have done right in my life is how you look at life. You all accept people for who and what they are, and for that you have shown me a better way to live. To my wife of almost 20 years. You have dealt with me and my bad attitude for years without so much as a thank you. Thank you.

I love you so very much and am looking for many more years to come. While I can’t get you all what you want or need hopefully this will work. I love you all and Merry Christmas.

-David Diezel