Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in (in)courage, Christmas, Parenting |

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
~ Pierre Corneille, Le Menteur

Most memories are merely past recollection, but a rare few are

heart branders…

soul-shapers…

the living of which interminably alters the future.

I was just 12 years old when Christmas forever changed for me and my younger sisters:  our mother and father decided to teach us a lesson.

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This is one Christmas story you will not want to miss.  It's the true story of a friend of mine, the most heartbreakingly beautiful lesson I've ever seen a parent teach a child.  Please continue reading
Amanda's touching account at (in)courage
.