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Letter to Santa Claus: Letter to Santa Claus - a lonely woman has a Christmas wish
Posted by Janee, Dec 12, 2007. 9831 views. ID = 417

Letter to Santa Claus

Posted by Janee, Dec 12, 2007. 9831 views. ID = 417
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Dear Santa,

I'm almost ashamed and embarrassed to be writing this letter to you. I have so rarely asked for anything, and now that I have a request to make, I'm not entirely sure it's within your power to grant my Christmas wish. But if anyone can, it's you.

Santa, have you ever loved someone so deeply that it hurts, like a thousand pound weight pressing down on your chest, suffocating you? That is how I feel about my husband. He is a good man, a compassionate man, a man of great tenderness, and I have loved him my whole life - I loved him even before I met him.


But lately he has been so distant. Our eyes rarely meet over a cup of coffee in the morning, and when he returns home at night he is so tired his eyes are barely open at all. And here I am, left with only a memory of what once was.

It will do no good for you to tell me that my husband still loves me. I know that. On those rare occasions when our eyes do meet I see the love still there, and I feel it in the way his lips press against my cheek. I know he still loves me.

But all his days are filled with his work and his philanthropy, and when it is all said and done, there is little room left for me.

I honestly believe, if he found me homeless and destitute on the street, and next to me a complete stranger in the same condition, it is the stranger he would take home and feed first. Not that he loves me less, but that I have become such a fixture, such a predictable and constant part of his life that he hardly even sees me any more, his gaze just slides over and past me.

Santa, I ask only one thing this Christmas, and if it is not in your power to grant it, I will understand. All I want is to have a few hours of uninterrupted quality time alone with my husband on Christmas.

I love you darling,
Mrs. Claus


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Comments


Josiah T.
Dec 12, 2007
Great! Love the ending! :-)
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Dec 12, 2007

Katie
Dec 12, 2007
This is wonderful!
   ~Posted by Katie, Dec 12, 2007

amazing
Dec 30, 2007
This is so sweet, and so sad. I love the end.
   ~Posted by amazing, Dec 30, 2007

lostcerebellum
Jan 26, 2008
This is great, with the surprise ending, and so full of substance that we all need to take to heart.
   ~Posted by lostcerebellum, Jan 26, 2008

ashamed1
Jul 2, 2008
i loved this not much more i can say about it amazing ;o]...someone is getting added to my read list lol
   ~Posted by ashamed1, Jul 2, 2008



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