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Holiday Memories from Senator Michelle Kidani!


One of my favorite holiday memories comes from my children. I would usually take each of them Christmas shopping individually, mind you that meant FOUR separate trips to the mall, so they could purchase gifts for their siblings, dad, etc.

On one trip with my son Shane, we passed one of the Angel Trees where you could pick an Angel card off the tree and purchase a gift for a child in need. I had stopped to choose one, and while talking with one of the helpers, Shane started to ask questions wanting to know what the giving tree was about. Hearing that there were children who might not get gifts, Shane proceeded to pick two angels from the tree and spent all his Christmas money buying gifts for other children. It was a moment of pride for me to see him make that incredibly generous choice all on his own.

Until today, that wonderful memory stands out as a reminder of the true giving nature of the holidays.

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