With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Still a Thrill

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Still a Thrill

I can't explain it
But it still happens
It sends me right back to childhood.
From the instant I hear the siren in the distance
The anticipation and excitement wells up inside
And grows stronger as the shrill approaches
Here comes Santa Clause!
I am five years old again.
horn blasting... lights flashing...
Yes, it's me again, Santa.
The oldest child in the neighborhood.
Running out to greet you
e*v*e*r*y
year!
Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!

18 comments:

Dishesdone said...

It's a great feeling! We had the fire truck in our old neighborhood! I miss that! The kids loved it!

A Garden of Threads said...

Everyone is a child at Christmas. Wishing a wonderful holiday to you and your family.

Mildred said...

Great photos! Enjoy this Christmas week.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

So cute! We never had a Santa riding on a fire truck where I grew up so I am enjoying the feeling of the thrill from your post :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

~Susan

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Santa has a cool ride. Whahoo a firetruck. Wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Susan said...

It's good to have a child's heart, LDH. Hope you got to catch-up with Santa! Susan

tales from an oc cottage said...

OH! How fun!!!

m ^..^

d~ said...

Such fun! We went to meet Santa too on a yellow fire truck as he came through the neighborhood. He stopped and sat on the back to take pictures with the children. Laura would not sit on his lap. I was so busy with her I was not able to capture a photo of Santa or the truck. Thank you for posting and sharing your child's heart. As always lovely photos!

Vee said...

You really captured that feeling with your photos and the very clever mosaic. I loved this post.(I especially love seeing the children bounding down the sidewalk ahead of the fire truck. What joy!)

Vivienne said...

hehe you're so funny. i know what you mean, there are things which brings the child out in all of us or take us right back to those good ole days :)

and what a nice job santa has!

pam said...

Oh that's great. I love the photo with the kids running. What a fun tradition. Merry Christmas!

Snap said...

Fun! It's one of the things I like most about Christmas ... everyone can be a child! Nothing like a visit from Santa and a fire truck, too! YeeHaw!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a JingleBell Ringing great post and mosaic! I'd be right there with you to see Santa! The kids running is a JOY to see...such a nice community tradition! Merry Christmas!

Life In a Little House said...

Ha WOnderful!! I would be right out there with ya running too lol!! ~Merry Christmas :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My older brother was a NYFD lieutenant for over 30 years. Every year my children would visit Santa at his firehouse. Fun memories!

Ann said...

oh what fun, Santa arriving on a fire truck. We have a Santa around here but the one time I did see him he wasn't a very convincing one. There sure is something magical about seeing Santa Claus though. I don't blame you one bit for running out to greet him every year

Valerie said...

I had never heard of this til last night!
My son came home from his girlfriends house. She had been saying how she just wasn't feeling very 'christmassy' and then they hear the fire siren - he said she got a look in her eye and made him run outside with her - as she chased down the fire truck.

Oh to be young again!

eileeninmd said...

It is great to feel that young again. Loved the Santa pic's. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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