For the first time since 2011, I will be going home for Christmas. Yes, I know, I'm still in Korea and my blog is practically dead, but I will try to do better!
Anyway, I posted the following on my facebook page and so many people asked to share, I thought I'd drop it here. Yes, I wrote it myself. Yes, it is my words. No, I did not copy it from anywhere else. Hear my heart this holiday season.
Mom, what do you want for Christmas?
"Mom, what do you want for Christmas?" Every year my boys ask and I never really tell them the truth. Inspired by a friend's post, here is what I really want for Christmas and this will be my answer from now on whenever my boys ask me, "Mom, what do you want for Christmas?"
What do I want for Christmas?
I want you. I want you to call. I want you to send me notes or letters or cards. I want you to visit me. I want you to ask for my advice. I want you to tell me about your job, your girlfriend, your worries, your joys, your fears, your everything. I want to listen to you talk because your voice is the most beautiful sound on earth.
I want you. I want you to share your adult life with me. I want you to laugh with me or even at me. It makes no difference because I love to hear your laugh and see your smile. Your joy is my joy and I want to share it with you.
I want you. I want to hear about your terrible boss or rude waitress. I want to know how your doctor appointment went. I want to know you are okay and if you are not okay, I want to know that, too.
I want you. I want you to spend your money making a better life for yourself. I want you to have food in your fridge and a comfortable place to call home. I want you to have nice clothes to wear and a reliable car to take you to a job you love.
I want you. I want to know you how much I love you and cherish you. I want to sit back and watch you grow and get married and raise a family. I want you to be happy and healthy.