Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Magic

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Have you all seen this years Christmas commercial from Kohl's?  I am such a sap when it comes to books and commercials, especially Christmas commercials. Hallmark and Maxwell House coffee at Christmastime just do me in.  Take a look at this one if you have not seen it yet.

Christmas is such a magical time.  The other day I was talking to a colleague about how much I love experiencing Christmas through the eyes of a four year old.  Those years were simply the best.

My children are now 18 and 22 and the magic of Christmas has changed.  Yes, it is sad, but I have always said that each stage of raising children has its own wonderfulness.  Those of you with toddlers may not understand this yet because it is so hard to imagine their lives as teenagers and young adults.  But it will happen.

Although I still get to see the magic, it is through a different lens.  My daughter will be student teaching in just few short weeks.  She is extremely nervous because she does not like the unknown.  She likes to have her ducks in a row, and sometimes with life (and teaching), the ducks just don't cooperate and line up as we would like.

Last night she attended a meet and greet with supervising teachers, cooperative teachers, and other student teachers.  She was given a couple of compliments by teachers which made her feel more confident, and I could tell she was excited.

And then it happened.

I saw the magic.

No, it was not Christmas magic.

I saw the magic of life.  The magic of being on the threshold of the real world, anxiously awaiting the crossover.  There is no greater happiness for me as a mom than to see the magic - at any age.  I am smiling like the dad in the commercial, believing in magic and knowing everything will be fine.


  1. I love this. My sister and I send each other ads like this, trying to make each other cry. You know the cry I mean, the good one.

  2. Big smile on my face right now! Thank you for sharing the magic of being a mom.

  3. Bravo to both of you for crossing this threshold together.

  4. Magic of Life! Isn't it wonderful to see it in action!