Friday, December 31, 2004

The third tale of Christmas: Laughter unto Tears 

When Paul opened one of his presents from my parents, he was very pleased, as it was a book that he'd wanted for some time. While the rest of us were helping the boys to unwrap their presents, Paul started reading his new book. Almost immediately, he began laughing -- small chuckles at first, progressing as he turned the pages to full out belly laughter. It didn't stop there. A few pages into the book, he was laughing so hard that he couldn't speak, then laughing so hard that he was crying. Words cannot express how happy I was to see him so overcome with amusement. This has not been much of a year for belly laughs, which makes them all the more precious when they occur.

And what, you may ask, was the cause of this great joy?
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