My kids are helping to grant my Christmas wish this year. I asked for a trip to New York to hear my wife sing at Carnegie Hall with the Knoxville Choral Society. My wife was surprised and said she felt that it was as much a gift for her as for me.
My daughter drew a picture of the Statue of Liberty wearing a Santa hat and holding a Christmas tree on the front of a handmade card. It read “these vagabond shoes… will be walking the streets of NYC! Enjoy your trip and Carnegie Hall!” Inside was a contribution toward my airfare. My son is helping me with a hotel room.
My sisters also gave me things I wanted. One sister gave me a memory card for my camera and the other sister gave me thermal undergarments that will keep me warmer at remote broadcasts during the winter.