Go to Mel's for the rest of Show and Tell
In case you didn't know I'm friends with Santa Claus. Yup, he lives about a quarter mile from my house. My brother gets to live right next door to him! Lucky son of a gun! Hell he is living in my grandma's former house. Where's Mrs. Claus you ask? She's there too but as Santa said, "Don't expect to see her donning some cutesy outfit. And, please don't call her Mrs. Claus." Santa Claus was a real estate client of ours. Do you have any idea the kind of expectations one feels they have to live up to when catering to a guy like Santa Claus?
Anyway, it turns out that Santa Claus has a granddaughter adopted from Korea. Santa Claus and the Mrs. are aware of the pain of infertility because they watched their son and daughter-in-law struggle to have a family for many years. Ah, kindred spirits found in Santa and the Mrs. Who knew? What a small world indeed. Infertility and adoption all the way up in the North Pole?
Here is his card. Just ask him for one, and he will give it to you; they are always in his pocket. Sometimes he will hand you his card with out solicitation- sending you a message you might want to listen to.
There he is, my friend. He and his wife love my son and are always asking after him. We stop over every once in awhile as he is on our wagon tour. And, being next door to my brother and a few houses down from my parents, we inevitably bump into one another. The other thing I love about being friends with Santa Claus is that he supports our non profit and thinks it is a great idea. He offered himself up as a raffle prize the other day. He told me to stop by because he wanted to talk. It was so touching because he came up with the idea at 3 in the morning. He has retired from his Santa commitments but is willing to pull out the old white and red suit (the beard is real) to allow some lucky children to sit on his lap and feel the magic. Young and old alike will be captivated by all that Santa Claus emulates- wonderment, innocence, happiness, and comfort.
Thank you, J & P for all of your support. You really know how to make a girl (and a little boy) happy.