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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dear Santa,

I wanted to tell you about my son Jimmy. He is unlike any child I have ever met. He is 5.5 years old. He has a smile that can melt steel and a heart that is filled with pure kindness.

One night we were talking before his bedtime. He had a little paper cut that was nagging him and he asked me why did God make us this way in that we can get hurt or that I had to be in a wheelchair. I explained to him, as best I could, about God's plan and things happen for reasons only known to Him. I further explained that if I had not been in a wheelchair I may not have had the opportunity to be his father. He just gave me a big hug and kiss and told me he loved me and he was so so so so very happy that I was his daddy.


Another example of how big his heart is can be found in the gift he wrapped and has left for you by our fireplace. He decided, on his own, that he wanted to give Santa a gift. True, he has a Christmas list longer than he is tall, but how many children think of giving gifts to Santa?


Yesterday he blew me away again with his caring. We had watched Home Alone 2 during the day. In the movie the young boy Kevin befriends a lonely bird lady in the park. He gives the lady a turtle dove ornament to remind her that they will be friends forever and that he will never forget her. My Jimmy is the type of kid that will try to recreate certain things he sees in movies. I fully expected him to setup booby traps like the ones he also saw in the Home Alone 2 movie. He came up to my wife and I and said he had a gift for us. He said said this gift will make us friends forever. He had three matching pieces, one for each of us, of his Lincoln Logs building set. He never did try setting any booby traps.

So Santa when you're flying around tonight please keep our Jimmy in your heart. All I want for Christmas is for Jimmy's kindness to be shared with others. His heart gives me strength. Please give me the strength to see Jimmy grow up to be a man. I want the world to know that I love my son so so so so very much.

Love,

Mark
, Jimmy's Daddy


7 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful....and I am sure that your heart gives strength to your family also. I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas with lots of love.

Anonymous said...

You have a good son there my friend.

Julie B. said...

I feel truly blessed to have Jimmy as my student, and to have the Plocharczyk family as my friends. Here's wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas...and please give my pal, Jimmy, a hug from me!

Tara said...

I think Jimmy is already a pretty lucky kid, but I sure hope Santa keeps him in mind :) I hope your family has a wonderful holiday.

bill said...

great stuff, "see the world through the eyes of a child" there is no better "view"

santa said...

Tell Jimmy thank you for my gift. Hope he liked the pistachios. Ho Ho Ho

Anonymous said...

Now the big day is over and the presents opened and dinner has been eaten. We now look around and what do we have? We still have our families and the love therein. Happy New Year to you and your special family.
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