One of my favorite traditions at our house started when our oldest daughter celebrated her first Christmas. She was ten months old at the time and Joe picked her up so she could set the angel on the top of the tree. Ever since then, the youngest member of our family gets the privilege, with Daddy’s help–although now he’s graduated to the esteemed and honorable title of Grampy.
This year topping the tree went to our five-year-old grandson “Boo.” It was an especially heartwarming moment, because with much safety and care, Grampy took his usual place, helping him reach for the top. You see, Joe had a double stroke a couple of months ago. That he is still with us is a huge blessing, and that he was able to stand and help Boo–well, lets just say I got all choked up. We have so very much to celebrate as we enter the Advent and Christmas seasons.
In my latest book, Mistletoe Daddy, there’s a scene where the youngest member of a group tops the Christmas tree with the angel–only there’s an adorable twist. I hope you’ll read it and find out for yourself.
Do you have any favorite traditions in your family? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, from my family to yours.