Episode 23

A Christmas Memory

Hey Kids and Kids at heart. 

Did you have a good Christmas? I did! 

I had a wonderful time with my family. We opened gifts and ate good food together while laughing about Christmas in the past.

Today’s episode is a little different. But that’s ok because different isn’t bad around here, is it?

Today I want you to think about some of your favorite Christmas memories. Mommas and Daddy’s maybe you can share some of yours too!

One of my favorite Christmas memories of when I was a little girl was when I lived in Africa. Did you know Miss Robin lived in Africa?


Her parents were missionaries. Do you know what a missionary is?

It’s someone who leaves their home and goes to places far and near to tell people about Jesus!

Well, back to my story about one of my Christmas memories.

My mommy and daddy didn’t have a lot of money but they still made Christmas fun for all of us.

One year I remember that ALL of us children each got a can of black olives!!

Black olives, you say, what’s so great about that?

Well, we loved putting black olives on our fingers and eating them off. In Africa, we didn’t have grocery stores that we could run to and pick things up like here in America so getting those olives was a very special gift!!

Oftentimes we forget that there are other children in the world who don’t have all the things we have. 

I remember one Christmas here in America when my husband and I took presents to a family who lived in an old dairy farmhouse. It was cold and wet and the children didn’t have a lot of toys or food to eat.

One little boy asked for a box of cornflakes for Christmas. Of course, we gave him a BIG box along with a couple other special toys but you should have seen his face light up when he opened that box of Cornflakes!!

He was so thankful for our little act of kindness!

Take some time today to tell some stories, take some time to play games together, but most of all take some time to say thank you for all that you have been given.

We are so blessed!

There’s a little boy holding a box of Cornflakes and a little girl with 5 black olives on her fingers that is smiling back at you today!

As we end this month I want to say thank you for spending some time with Miss Robin. 

It has been a crazy year with lots of new experiences and I’m so proud of you all for making it the best it year it could be.

You are BRAVE, You are KIND and You are Different and different isn’t bad it’s just different.

I’d love to hear from you. Bring your adult to my happy place www.robinmarie.org and share your Christmas memories with me. 

As always, your loved ones can find Miss Robin in lots of places. On Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and now on MeMo and Parlor.

Until next time!


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I praise you God because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

PSALM 139: 14-16