Greetings & blessings,
Hello! Today, we’ve got a short story about Christmas, giving the best of ourselves & love.
It’s Christmas Eve, Eve & we’ve got a lovely bit of fiction by Pearl S. Buck. It’s a touching story that was written a long time ago, but the message is still relevant.
Here’s the first part of the story. To hear the complete story & a Christmas affirmation, please click on the ipadoo link that leads to the podcast reading of the story.
🎄🎄🎄Christmas Day in the Morning
By Pearl S. Buck
He woke suddenly and completely. It was four o’clock, the hour at which his father had always called him to get up and help with the milking. Strange how the habits of his youth clung to him still! Fifty years ago, and his father had been dead for thirty years, and yet he waked at four o’clock in the morning.
He had trained himself to turn over and go to sleep, but this morning it was Christmas, he did not try to sleep.
Why did he feel so awake tonight? He slipped back in time, as he did so easily
nowadays. He was fifteen years old and still on his father’s farm. He loved his father. He had not known it until one day a few days before Christmas, when he had overheard what his father was saying to his mother.
“Mary, I hate to call Rob in the mornings. He’s growing so fast and he needs his sleep. If you could see how he sleeps when I go in to wake him up! I wish I could manage alone.”
“Well, you can’t, Adam.” His mother’s voice was brisk. “Besides, he isn’t a child anymore. It’s time he tok his turn.”
“Yes,” his father said slowly. “But I sure do hate to wake him.”
When he heard these words, something in him spoke: his father loved him! He had never thought of that before, taking for granted the tie of their blood. Neither his father nor his mother talked about loving their children–they had no time for such things.
There was always so much to do on the farm…. 🎄🎄🎄
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