What I Really Want For Christmas


It’s that Christmas gift-giving time of year again. Every year I give my family a list of practical things, because we live on a tight budget without a lot of wiggle room. Some years my family gets most of the things on my list, other years the budget is too small and there are no gifts for me under the tree because we simply couldn’t afford them.
But what I secretly really want is a new wedding ring.
Twelve years ago, mine got eaten by my son

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I’m the 40-something-ish wife of my beloved Computer Guy.

I’m the adoring and incredibly proud mom of nine children…two saints…seven in training.

I’m my brothers’ sister and my parents’ daughter.

I’m a devout Catholic, an avid political junkie, able debater, aspiring home-maker, amazing friend, and I make the meanest Chicken Fried Steak you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating.

I’m a homeschooling guru, a writing addict, a sometimes public-speaker, and an advocate for staying true to the person God created you to be.

I can’t live in a house with white walls, sing Billy Joel songs while I wash the dishes, will read anything you put in my hands, and am completely obsessed with rhinestones and cute shoes.

I am just like moms the whole world over, and then some.