The girl who saved Christmas season

By Destinee Whitehead
On December 1, 2016

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo

When most people think of Christmas, they think of Christmas shopping, receiving gifts and going on cool vacations.

This is totally fine, but when I think of Christmas, I think of miracles like those in the holiday movies and spending time with my family.

Unfortunately, my dad recently lost his job and both of my parents are struggling to find one soon.

For this Christmas, I am wishing for a miracle.

When I was growing up, Christmas definitely meant spending time with my family.

Hanging up Christmas tree decorations, sparkling lights all over the house, always watching "The Christmas Story" over and over until we fell asleep and making tons of s`more was our tradition.

Another favorite thing my family and I loved to do is buy the Jumbo stockings from the Dollar Tree and decorate them with glitter glue.

We also make ginger bread houses.

This was my family’s tradition.

This year however, it won`t be a normal Christmas.

Right now, I am working two jobs and my goal is to buy gifts for my entire family because Christmas is about giving and spending time with family.

I honestly cannot wait until Christmas Day to drive home and see the look on my parents and my little brother`s faces when I surprise them by showing up when I am supposed to be working.

This Christmas, I want to be the one to fill the spaces under the tree and to make sure that my little brother’s second Christmas is the best Christmas that it can be!

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