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Santa Claus Writes...(A Letter To The Children) Part One
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Monday, November 26, 2007

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Santa Claus writes his Yearly Letter to all the children of the world, to let them know he's thinking of them.

November 26, 2007, North Pole~

Dear Precious Children~

Ho, ho, ho! This is your Christmastime Pal, Old Santa Claus! Hope  y'all have been behaving; I have been watching you---

Hard to believe, but it's that time of year again. My elves are working overtime; am afraid it is only going to get busier; but that's the price to pay when one is an Elf. Gotta' get those toys ready for my Big Journey in a little less than a month from now; gee, where DOES the time go off to??

Mama has been feeding me lots of cookies and hot chocolate; gotta' get that weight on to stay warm during my toy deliveries; need the extra padding! LOL She's also been getting my suit ready; I want to look my best when I see each one of you on my Journey!

The reindeer are getting groomed, exercised daily; they are looking forward to their part in it. They are eating well; don't you worry about them!

The sleigh is polished; yet it is empty; it shan't be long before it is loaded down with all the toys; then she can take off!

Children, I hope you have been good to your mommies and daddies. It helps to behave; it makes me sad when you misbehave or get into trouble.

I know some of you have been trying really hard to be good; I shall reward you most faithfully; however, to those dear little mischief makers, I have one word of caution to pass along: if you don't behave, you won't get any toys; all you'll get in your Christmas stockings come Christmas morn is a piece of coal!

Think about it: wouldn't you rather have a nice, shiny bicycle or dolly than a lump of coal in your Christmas stocking??

Well, on to business~

To the Sandusky family:

I am listing y'all first because there's so many of you. I don't know  how your Mommy and Daddy do it without going crazy! Yet they embody the spirit of Christmas all year long; their steadfast devotion to you surely deserves to be rewarded--and handsomely, at that.

So there are several new faces in your family. How wonderful! I am looking forward to meeting little Habir, Emir, Opal Lee, and Emma-Ruth, as well as little Bjorn and Vincente. I shall get them each something extra special for Christmas!

I am also looking forward to meeting your twin sons, Ian and Isaiah. Congratulations, Mama Sandusky! What a fantastic Christmas present: twins--and both healthy, at that! What a miracle! I shall be getting the boys something special too from my sleigh; you just wait and see!

Ronee', I wish I could do something to take your pain away; I see it in your eyes, see it in your walking. Arthritis is a terrible thing; yet you have conquered it beautifully. Now you are facing surgery on your hands in January. I know you are scared; but Jesus will get you through it. Just trust in Him; and know that even Santa Claus will be praying hard for you to come through the surgery!

And Johnny: my, you have gotten so big! Now you are a teenager; it's incredible how far you've come in your life, in your battle against muscular dystrophy! It breaks my heart to see you suffering; yet you are one of the most courageous kids I know. I shall be on the lookout for that M3p player you have your heart set on! I plan on making your Christmas extra special this year; don't you worry about it!

If I had one Christmas wish for you, it would be to see you rise out from your wheelchair and walk, even run! Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing?? It could very well happen if I have a hand in it; it could very well happen in your lifetime! Don't you even think of giving up hope!

Next order of business: the Jiminez family: mama Maria, papa Rico, and son, Perfecto. How I wish I could take your pain away; yet I am not Jesus. All I can do is pray for your son, and pray for a miracle. It's always heartbreaking to see little children suffer from such terrible diseases; yet you have been so strong. I know it isn't easy; I can't imagine what I would do in your situation.

I shall be looking for a puppy for your boy; after all, Santa knows what children want. He's magical; he knows all things even before you do. I shall do all I humanly can to make Perfecto's (final) Christmas one to remember for the ages!

Thirdly, let me address the Parkington family: mama Ruth, papa Robert, kiddies Tyler, Grace, and Emma. I know it isn't easy since little Gage left this world; yet you have to stay strong for one another.

If I could bring your baby boy back to life, believe me, I would, in a heartbeat! However, you can still cherish his memories, and you can be rest assured that Jesus is holding him, safe and sound, in His Strong, Loving Arms. I wish I could do something to ease your pain!

And now on to the Doucet family. Jenna, Michael, Mattaq, and now little Kenai. I shall be looking for something extra special for the new Little One in my sleigh. Just let me know what he needs; I shall personally deliver it to him at the hospital where he now lays. I am most glad he is doing better; yet I realize he has a long, hard road ahead of him; but if I know your son, he has already proven to be a little fighter.

I shall reward you all with something truly spectacular; Lord knows you need some joy in your lives after the tumultous year you've all had--and still continue TO have. You are all in my prayers; I pray for you all every night before I retire for the night!

Well, I will continue writing another day. Reindeer are nervous about something; have to go out and investigate. Hopefully it isn't a mrauding polar bear or a snow beast. That'd be the last thing I need: a bunch of dead reindeer! That would certainly prove to be most disasterous!!

Take care, and may God bless each and every one of you! Know I love each and every one of you so much! Be good; know I am watching out over you! I know what you are doing at all times!

I love you all!

Ho, ho, ho!!

~With Christmas Love, your North Pole Christmas Time Friend, Santa Claus.




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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/27/2007
You did a great job Karen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mary Coe 11/26/2007
A fantastic write. Very interesting reading. A wonderful job.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone 11/26/2007
Very good. Lady J
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/26/2007
This is an excellent write, keep these coming
God Bless
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/26/2007
The joy of the season all in one letter, love, hope and compassion...lovely job!
love and peace, Carole~
Reviewed by Art Sun 11/26/2007
What a nice work, you have found Christmas cheer even within the sadness of many tears...nice work...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/26/2007
Please Santa watch for my brothers (Ed and Ed and miscellaneous)and if you see the big Boss tell him to easy a little the sickness spell, would ya?
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/26/2007
Thanks, Santa! And I've been very good, but my mean brother Ed Matlack hasn't. Can you please give him some coal??!!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/26/2007
From one Santa to another...well done.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/26/2007

This one is powerfully moving with its compassion and love...very well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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