With Christmas only a week away, little Indiana Feek did not have to wait until Christmas day to meet Santa. In a precious new post to his This Life I Live blog on Friday night (December 18th), Rory Feek writes, “Santa Claus came to our house this evening. He was a week early, but right on time.”
Some friends of theirs from Arkansas, sent them a box filled-with-goodies delivered in a very special way… and boy, they weren’t kidding!
Kris Kringle that showed up at their door and he wasn’t your ordinary shopping-mall Santa. This one was the real deal…he had the real beard, the real belly, and on top of that he had the kindest smile and a heart for special babies and mama’s with no hair… they fell in love with him from the moment they met him.
It was little Indiana that took a little longer to warm up to him…
Santa found a spot next to Joey and made himself at home…just like an old friend. He said he knew Joey & Rory’s music (I had no idea Santa was a country music fan) and admitted he was a little nervous about coming to see us them…not knowing what to expect or if Joey would be up for his visit.
He and Joey and I talked together for a long, long time. He told them that “you haven’t lived ’til you’ve found a job that allows you to give something back”. He said he takes his job very seriously… he’s even been to Santa school – twice. And from Thanksgiving to January 1st each year, he spreads Christmas cheer and delivers presents all over Indiana to good little boys and girls – from pre-school age ones like Indy, to the elderly folks in retirement homes.”
With all the wonderful gifts that Santa (and their friends) brought, Indiana was really the only one cared about…what a beautiful way to kick off the week leading up to Christmas.
Wishing the Feek’s a very merry Christmas this year!