There was a short lull in the crowd and an older lady leaned heavily on her cane while she shuffled along. She stopped and eyed Santa. Little by little her smiled grew wider. I approached and touched her on the shoulder. She barely glanced at me and continued to eye Santa. I grinned and looked at her daughter.
I touched her shoulder again. "Would you like to go up and see Santa?"
She continued to look his way. "I could do that?"
"Of Course, there's no age limit on Santa or on Christmas fun."
For the first time she looked into my eyes. "Yes!" She announced. She looked back at Santa.
Her daughter's mouth dropped. "Mom! I can't believe it. You want to see Santa."
Another strong answer. "Yes. Let's do it." She poked her cane in front of me and turned to walk around to Santa's path.
I heard a hearty "ho ho ho." Santa was obviously pleased. When she got closer she laughed and told him she was 94. He laughed and said he was 860.
Tears formed in my eyes as I watched her sit on his knee and giggle. She told him she wanted pictures to give to her children and grandchildren. She said that Christmas wasn't only for children and she wanted them to remember that they could have fun no matter what their age.
For those of you that are coming to the Mom Squad Luncheon, we have a lineup of fun treats that will lift your heart and your spirit. So come with joy and the expectancy of a child.
AND.....take a tip from this dear woman. Enjoy the season with laughter. Jamie Jansen Photography will be set up in the lobby of Hartville Kitchen. On a first come first serve basis you can have your picture taken with your friends, children, mom or just by yourself. Most of the time Moms are behind the camera. Take this chance to not only have a professional portrait made, but like this dear woman - make a statement to your family. Let them know that this is the time for celebration and fun.
Your photos will be professionally printed and mailed to you in time for Christmas. Or....and this is what I recommend....you can order a CD disc with a signed release form. That means that you can take the disc to Wallmart, K-mart or any other photography center and have as many prints made as you like. In the long run, this option is definitely the best buy. You can print those pictures for years to come. You can make Christmas cards, calendars or key chains. Think of all the Christmas cheer you can give.
So....be prepared, come a little early (anytime after 11:00 am) and have some fun with Jamie. While you are waiting for the Luncheon to begin you can browse the Hartville gift shoppe or Art gallery. The Luncheon doors will open at 12:30.
To see all the photography prices, click on the following link.
See you there,