Read Robin's New Article "All I Want For Christmas"

MTL Magazine has published our mother's witty and poignant new article, "All I Want For Christmas"! Read the beginning and then click here to read the rest!

“God’s doesn’t give you what you want!” my friend said, as I followed her through the department store. “He gives you what you need.”

I’m sure she meant well, but we were Christmas shopping. How irritating! Her comment conjured up a dreary image of God scouring heaven for a dull, sensible gift—perhaps a trash can or some shoe polish.

As we rummaged through the racks, a vintage Christmas song began to play: “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.” I nudged my friend playfully. “Maybe that little girl should be singing, “All I need for Christmas is my two front teeth.”