one of my favorite christmas traditions is
selecting an angel from the salvation army's angel tree.
i have done this for many years,
and it's a great thing for muffy to do with me now.
she loves selecting a child her age
and picking out things the little girl might like.
not wanting to dispel any beliefs that santa
would not deliver for a deserving child,
i try to explain that this child is not as fortunate
as others and might like a few extra things under his or her tree.
this year, "our" five-year-old girl asked for a baby alive doll.
muffy was so excited to pick it out and wrap it up with me.
we added some snuggly jammies, an outfit and socks,
a soft stuffed teddy and coloring book and crayons.
she was so excited to deliver it last night to the drop-off location,
and thankfully, all the angels on the tree had been adopted.
i hope in some small way,
my little christmas angel has made a happier holiday for another.