News from the Tennessee Valley State, Local and National news
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2006
HOME | NEWS | ARCHIVES | OBITUARIES | WEATHER

Dreaming of what lies within

Christmas is the season for anticipation of the birth of the Christ Child, and in the wise men’s gifts to the babe is found the secular joy of that event with the giving of presents wrapped in seasonal colors garnished by ribbon and placed under a tree.

During his ministry, Jesus used children to illustrate heaven. He enjoyed their innocence, their unquestioning love and their joy in each hour, each day.

A child’s Christmas is a brief period in what will be a lifetime of Christmases, but it envelopes and enriches the lives of all who are touched by the smiles, the wide eyes, the excitement — the anticipation.

Children throughout the area spend their days checking out the packages, shaking, guessing and pleading to open just one. Finally. Christmas and all that it brings is almost here.

Elizabeth and Caitlynn Hunt of Decatur, daughters of Vickie Hunt and Michael Hartsig, have more than shaking sounds as clues to the contents of their packages under the tree. Presents are marked as coming from the likes of Cecil B. DeMille, Peter Pan and others — additional hints from their mom. Peter Pan? Hmmm, must be peanut butter!
Daily photo by Gary Cosby Jr.
Elizabeth and Caitlynn Hunt of Decatur, daughters of Vickie Hunt and Michael Hartsig, have more than shaking sounds as clues to the contents of their packages under the tree. Presents are marked as coming from the likes of Cecil B. DeMille, Peter Pan and others — additional hints from their mom. Peter Pan? Hmmm, must be peanut butter!
Define naughty? How could Tamia Willingham of Moulton not make Santa’s “nice” list, despite the comical saying on her sweater? Anyone can see that this 7-year-old is one of Santa’s favorites. She’s also the daughter of Kenyatta King and Reco Willingham of Moulton.
Daily photo by Deangelo McDaniel
Define naughty? How could Tamia Willingham of Moulton not make Santa’s “nice” list, despite the comical saying on her sweater? Anyone can see that this 7-year-old is one of Santa’s favorites. She’s also the daughter of Kenyatta King and Reco Willingham of Moulton.
There’s no telling how long these presents will last under the Christmas tree of Sellers and Andrew Rawson of Decatur.  They are the 7- and 4-year-old sons of Britt Rawson and Will Rawson. Will they hold out until Christmas Morning? How about Christmas Eve?
Daily photo by Gary Cosby Jr.
There’s no telling how long these presents will last under the Christmas tree of Sellers and Andrew Rawson of Decatur. They are the 7- and 4-year-old sons of Britt Rawson and Will Rawson. Will they hold out until Christmas Morning? How about Christmas Eve?
Heather Grimes, Wes Tanner and Heath Grimes survey the scenery under the tree at Wes’s Hartselle home. Wes is the son of Blake and Michelle Tanner. Heather and Heath are the children of Gregg and Amy Grimes.
Daily photo by Gary Cosby Jr.
Heather Grimes, Wes Tanner and Heath Grimes survey the scenery under the tree at Wes’s Hartselle home. Wes is the son of Blake and Michelle Tanner. Heather and Heath are the children of Gregg and Amy Grimes.
At age 2, Shania Lei Chandler, the 2-year-old daughter of Marcy Woods and Darnell Chandler of Decatur, is just finding out about Christmas. She’s also young enough to open a gift before its appointed time — and get away with it!
Daily photo by Deangelo McDaniel
At age 2, Shania Lei Chandler, the 2-year-old daughter of Marcy Woods and Darnell Chandler of Decatur, is just finding out about Christmas. She’s also young enough to open a gift before its appointed time — and get away with it!

Save $84.50 a year off our newsstand price:
Subscribe today for only 38 cents a day!

Leave feedback
on this or
another
story.

Email This Page


  www.decaturdaily.com