Twelve days of Christmas

Good morning!

No school today!
It’s my first official day of Christmas break (or holiday break as it is politically called these days). The holiday I will be celebrating is Christmas.  So for me,  Christmas break it is! 🙂

This was my first year working in education.  No one warned me that I would be showered with lavish gifts by our students (and their parents) throughout the days approaching Christmas. My big Vera Bradley tote bag overflowed as I left the school grounds on Friday. I felt like Santa carrying his big bag of toys for good girls and boys. I wanted to bellow out a good “Ho Ho Ho”, but decided against it.  I want to keep my job when I return from break in January. 🙂

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It was like the twelve days of Christmas the last few weeks! Each day brought new and different savory treats. This is my stash! I felt like a kid in a candy store! Wow! I’m overwhelmed. And most appreciative!  ♡

So here for you is
                         MY
          12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true loves gave to me an iced Christmas tree cookie. On the 2nd day of Christmas my true loves gave to me two Chick-fil-A gift cards. On the
3rd day of Christmas my true loves gave to me three big girl coloring books.
On the 4th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me four scented lotions.
On the 5th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me five Rustic Cuff bracelets. On the 6th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me six hot chocolate jars. On the 7th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me seven scarves of faux fur.
On the 8th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me eight kinds of candy.
On the 9th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me nine ornaments glittering.
On the 10th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me ten toes in new socks.
On the 11th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me eleven carameled apples. On the 12th day of Christmas my true loves gave to me twelve cards to Starbucks.

But no partridge in a pair tree!
(Thank goodness! My cat would probably eat it!)

Now I did exaggerate a bit on the quantities of items i received, but I can assure you I got every one of those gifts and more. I was definitely blessed with more than I deserved! I was truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and appreciation I received.  Thank you to each and every family that so graciously brightened my holidays. I’m illuminating! 🙂

Working with the ladies I work with in Miss Marilyn’s classroom and all the others in our building and working with the children in our three classes and the many others I’m involved with at the door in the mornings, the buses, the nurse runs, the one on one time I get with them, and the car lines, is a daily gift to me. I cherish each day. Truly! The smiles, the hugs, the love and the laughter fill my bucket to overflowing!  I am so in love with them all! I sooooo love my job! Every day is Christmas for me! There are not just 12 of them. The gift of all their presence is present enough for me!

Thank you to all my fellow staff members for the opportunity to work with each of you and thank you to all you parents for the privilege to love your children!

Speaking of twelve, did you know the number 12 is used 187 times in the Bible? Sounds like a significant number to me. It’s the number of perfection and authority. There were 12 disciples, you know.

I hope each one of you readers has been blessed with twelve days of Christmas cheer as I was! If you’re in need of some, just give me a shout. I’d be glad to help make your holidays jolly.:) Now let’s all go be disciples.  It’s going to take more than twelve to reach our entire world.

Merry Christmas! ♡

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James theson of Zebedee, and John his brother;3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the sonof Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was[a] Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Cananite,[b] and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
Matthew 10:2-4

Love and laughter,

Sandy

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