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As a member of the Jewish tribe, my earliest recollection of Christmas was desperately wanting to switch teams.Â Yes, I admit, I too wanted to deck my halls with a freshly cut spruce and adorn it with glimmering tinsel and heirloom ornaments that had been passed down from my great-grandmother. I wanted to leave cookies and milk for Santa, put carrots on the doorstep for Santaâ€™s reindeer, drink eggnog until my belly hurt and then wake up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning and tear into every brightly wrapped present under the towering tree.Â Of course, I also was quite fond of my own eight nights of presents, fried potato pancakes and chocolate coined goodness, and wasnâ€™t exactly looking to jump ship and join a new religion.
And while I will not be decorating a Christmas tree this year, I do I have my very Christmas miracle.
Oddly enough, my daughter, who is quite the loquacious one, did not speak until she was almost 2 1/2. There was nothing worse than attending those mommy-and-me groups, where all the other moms would brag about their toddlers’ ability to recite Shakespeare and solve long-division math problems. OK, so I’m exaggerating, but sitting among those moms, with my daughter who had not yet mastered the word “mommy,” had me feeling pretty dejected.
Along comes Christmas. In our neighborhood no expense is spared and our friends deck their homes out with every light. As we drove past one of the most bedecked houses, with a life-size Kris Kringle beckoning my daughter from her car seat, she began pointing and muttering, “ah, ah, ah.”
I stopped the car to see what Madison wanted. She was pointing to a Santa waving his mechanical hand. I guess she thought he was waving at her. I carried her over to this sumptuous Christmas feast for the eyes, and she seemed utterly transfixed.
And then she said her very first word, “Anta.” At first, I couldn’t decipher what she was trying to say. And then she said it again, getting more excited and clapping her hands, “Anta, Anta.” At that moment, I felt like knocking on the door of this wonderful family who had given my daughter the gift of words. It was indeed a Christmas miracle!
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