StitchyFish De­signs

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Lee Fisher

My special mem­ory is from the year my chil­dren, Shan­non, Natasha and Bran­don, were 7, 4 and 3 years of age re­spec­tively. It was my tra­di­tion to in­clude a bunch of cho­co­late candy kisses in their Christ­mas stock­ings with in­struc­tions not to eat them all at once. How­ever, my son Bran­don was a chubby lit­tle fel­low with a large ap­petite for sweets and ab­so­lutely no self­con­trol. On Christ­mas morn­ing when we were about to open the presents things were way too quiet. Sud­denly we re­al­ized Bran­don was nowhere to be found. Search­ing the house we yelled his name but there was no re­sponse. Start­ing to feel a bit pan­icked we re­dou­bled our ef­forts. Then we heard my el­dest daugh­ter’s voice, “Mom, I found him!" We ran back to the liv­ing room as she pulled back the bot­tom branches of the tree and said, “He was right here!" Be­tween the many pack­ages, with the Christ­mas lights glow­ing on his fair hair and his chubby lit­tle face com­pletely cov­ered in melted cho­co­late, he sat silently grin­ning, sur­rounded by a pile of cho­co­late kiss wrap­pers. We re­mem­ber it as the year he was cov­ered in kisses.

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