Kids Say: What do you want for Christmas?

“Daddy, what do you want me to buy for you for Christmas?”
Smiling, DH answered “I don’t need you to buy me anything, son.”
“No, Daddy, what do you want me to give you for Christmas?”
“You don’t have to give me anything. I just want you to be a good boy, and that will be enough for me.”

Years ago when my brother and I asked my dad the same question, it baffled us completely when my dad gave exactly the same response.

I guess I understand now, what my dad meant back then.  As parents, we really don’t need presents from our children.  If they do not forget what we’ve taught them, seek the wisdom of God, and keep to His paths of righteousness, that is more value than any money can buy.

“…he who has a wise son delights in him.” ~ Proverbs 23: 24

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