Magic in the Mail

I am secret santaless. I've kept my chin up reading the unpacking lists. I temper my hope at every visit to the post office. BUT I have seen enough Christmas movies, I know I just have to believe and it will come (right?!?)! Today a different gift came in the mail...the portraits I commissioned from @maggiebard of my daughters...and HOLY SHIT
  1. I found @maggiebard on listapp, so the fact that this even happened is magical.
  2. I didn't want classic portraits done of my girls, this isn't downton abbey I'm running here.
  3. She asked for descriptions of my girls and some photos.
    I probably gave too much info, but Maggie was professional about it and didn't call me out on being a cliche.
  4. Maggie, the letter and descriptions made me tear up. Thank you.
  5. And then, just holy shit.
  6. C'mon.
  7. This one.
    Our noble old mutt even made it in!! I'm needing these girls to grow up as a team, sisters in arms. Not to be fucked with. I want this to hang as a reminder to them that they are each other's first ally.
  8. Thank you @maggiebard you made such beautiful tributes to my girls. Thank you. Thank you!