When you see the normally impeccably groomed Mr. Mickey sporting a fuller beard in the fall, you will know that he is preparing for one of his greatest roles.
Santa has arrived!
For a couple of hours, these precious children can feel safe in the arms of Santa as they share a laugh and tell him their secrets.
Taking a nap at the feet of Santa.
Our dear friend Tony Seaton, started this project on his own several years ago because of his sincere love of children. It is now a labor of love for a small group of friends who contribute to buy a coat, shoes, an outfit for school and a toy for each of these children.
There are tears, laughter and full on joy as the day unfolds. One little boy's family had just lost everything they own in a fire that destroyed their home this very morning.
"Here is a gift for you Santa!"
I love to watch this man give his full undivided attention to the children as they come to sit on his lap and receive the gifts we have provided for them. He makes each child feel as if they are the most important person in the room.
The children's guardians or family members if they have any, are treated to a full lunch and a day of celebration.
I feel so very blessed to be a part of this day and this man's life.
The jacket I am wearing is by Damee NYC from Shop My Fair Lady.
As evening approaches, Santa is also ready for a nap!
This very special day begins early in the morning and continues well into the evening as Santa tries to visit all those that are near and dear to our hearts.
We ended this very long day at Gourmet and Company where Santa gave a gift to every person who was working tonight in our favorite restaurant.
The best gift of all is love!
Thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!