Under blue cloudy skies~ I think these are sandhill cranes or geese?? They sure were squawking. #trio#NatureLoveTuesday
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I do not remember when my eldest son realised the truth about Father Christmas, but I clearly remember my second sons moment. He was about 7 or 8 and I had just collected him from a party a little before Christmas, and as we were driving home he said to me “Mum, some of the children at school are saying that Father Christmas isn't real”, my heart sank, “well, what do you think” I asked him, “I don't know” he replied, I just want to know the truth”, now this was the point when I could have reassured him and he would have believed me and had one more Christmas with that particular brand of magic, but he had asked me directly for the truth, so I told him. He was quiet for a moment, then asked, “but who brings the presents, and how come the mince pie and the milk we leave him and the carrot we leave for Rudolph are always gone?”, so I explained how I waited until they were all asleep and how the subterfuge was achieved. By this time we both had tears running down our cheeks. As we arrived home he said to me, very seriously, “we must try to look as if we aren't sad, I don't want my little brother to realise”, I was as proud of him at that moment as I have ever been before or since, it was a great testament to the type of boy he was, and the type of man he has become, that even at a time of great disappointment his first thought was to protect his brother.
Writing this I find the tears running down my face again just as they did that night.
"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it. Is its pattern strange to you?"
Charles Dickens -A Christmas Carol
I got in my car and started my drive to work when I saw the dramatic sunrise. The whole sky was beautiful, but I only had time to snap one quick pic with my phone. It made my morning drive much better.