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A Very Hoosier Holiday: The Best Gift

A Very Hoosier HolidayWelcome back to A Very Hoosier Holiday, a guest blogging extravaganza right here on little Indiana!

Anyone is welcome to participate as long as they follow one important rule: the post must pertain to winter or the holiday season. Prepare to read an awesome variety of seasonal postings over the month of December.

Are you ready to read a sweet little post about the joy of a new baby? Today’s A Very Hoosier Holiday guest blogger is Cheryl Bennet from Whosyergurl, a previously Featured little Indiana Blogger. So, if you want to learn a bit more about her blog after reading this short and sweet post, dive in! Go ahead, Cheryl!

A Very Hoosier Holiday: The Best Gift

The Best Gift Lyrics

The Best Gift: Cheryl and her Granddaughter

The best gift
That I ever got
Didn’t really weigh a lot
It didn’t have a ribbon ’round
And it sometimes made the terrible sound
The best of all it seems to me
It wasn’t neath the Christmas tree
And yet, I guess I’d have to say
That it made all the other presents twice as gay
The best gift that I’ve ever known
I’d always wanted most to own
Yet in my dreams of sugar and spiceI never thought it could be so nice
The best gift that I ever get
Was sometimes dry and sometimes wet
Was usually pink but oftentimes red
As it lay so innocently in its bed
The best gift of the year to me
The one I hold most dear to me
A gift that simply drove me wild
Was a tiny new born child…

A Very Merry Christmas

I have always loved this Barbra Streisand song- from the first time I ever heard it. And although my granddaughter was born in March and is now nine months old and toddling about and getting into things, I think out of all of the gifts I’ve received, she is the best.

I’m thankful for each of you. Your words of encouragement, the friendship you so freely offer. You have no idea how your comments brighten my world. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

About Cheryl
New Castle native Cheryl K. Bennett is a graduate of Ball State University.with a BS in English and a minor in Natural Resources. She now resides in Bloomington and is employed as a Corporate and Foundation Relations coordinator at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. In her spare time she wrangles chickens and two cats and a Welsh Pembroke Corgi on the small farm she calls home. 

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