It’s hard to remember what made me emotional before I had Thomas. It seems ever since I got pregnant in July 2010, the television is often a guaranteed tearjerker.
This morning I was caught off guard by a Hallmark commercial. It was promoting a recordable version of A Charlie Brown Christmas. A father serving with the military overseas opened up a package that contained this book, narrated by his son. Well, the tears started to flow. Even as I write this I am doing my best to hold them back.
I can’t imagine being away from Thomas. I can’t fathom what it would be like if my husband was in a foreign country on a tour of duty, and I definitely can’t imagine what it would be like to be that man or woman away from family during the holidays – or any other time of the year.
I’m sure there are dozens of versions of recordable books out there, but seeing this commercial made we want to go out and buy this book. Even though my husband comes home to us every night, I think it would be a wonderful keepsake to have for Thomas. Who knows, maybe this will become Thomas’s favourite Christmas book, just like A Christmas Story is his daddy’s favourite movie and a must-watch every year while we put up the tree.
Update: I noticed many people were visiting this blog post during what I assume was a search for the previously mentioned video so here it is…