Childhood Epiphany Essay

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Childhood Epiphany Essay

I’m sure we have all experienced an epiphany in our lifetime. I like to call epiphanies “aha” moments or a moment when you figure something out and it changes your life and the way you view things. I’m sure I have had a lot of epiphanies in my twenty-nine years such as finding my fingers and toes as a baby or learning how to ride a bike, but the epiphany I remember the most happened when I was eight years old.

It was Christmas Eve my whole family was over for our annual Christmas party. We had a huge dinner. Everyone was full and we were sitting around the Christmas tree opening gifts. We went from youngest to oldest when opening our presents. It made it more fun so that everyone knew what everyone else got. After doing gifts we had dessert and then we started cleaning up. My family had left and I was so excited for Santa Clause to come. I always knew Santa didn’t come until I was sleeping. I went upstairs, took a bath, brushed my teeth, and brushed my hair as fast as I could and then pulled my blankets down and hopped into bed. I had only been asleep about thirty minutes when I heard noise downstairs. I was so excited thinking it was Santa Clause that I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs. When I got down there I saw my parents wrapping presents and putting them under the tree. I sat on the steps and watched for awhile and then decided that I needed to find out what was going on, and why my parents were doing what I thought Santa Clause was supposed to do. I needed to get to the bottom of this. I walked the rest of the way down the steps and walked over to my parents who were panicking and trying to hide all of my gifts so that I wouldn’t see them. I asked them what was going on and they started to explain. They began to tell me that Santa Clause was in a hurry and he didn’t have time to wrap presents and put them under the tree this year, that he was running behind and that he needed my parents to help him. That was a good...
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