Christmas is only a couple days away. Every year it seems to come faster and faster. I still remember all the joy, excitement, and suspense that the season brought when I was a child. I also remember watching my daughter experiencing the same thing when she was little. And though we all eventually grow up, Christmas helps us to capture back a little of that childhood wonderment that we leave behind as we grow up.
Maybe I’m feeling a litttle nostalgic because the Polar Express is playing in the background. Or maybe because Santa is riding around my home town on a brightly decorated fire engine. I tried to capture a picture of it as it came down my street but I am lousy with nighttime photos and this is what I ended up with.
As I write this post, I can still hear the sirens of Santa’s fire engine as he rides around town, smiling and waving and tossing candy canes to all the good kids. Yes, this is small town America at it’s best. And I am so happy and proud to be a part of it. Merry Christmas to everyone and a very happy and properous New Year, too!