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Julie Bradshaw

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Julie Bradshaw

Assistant to the chair, orthodontics

Favorite part of the holiday season: My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my loving hubby and all of our family — so blessed to have five healthy children and their wonderful families, which include 13 beautiful grandbabies. I love Christmas Eve candlelight service, sitting by a warm, cozy fireplace, and of course, watching "Christmas Vacation" with the family. I also love Christmas morning breakfast.

Most fun you’ve had filling a wish list request: I would have to say the best time for me was the year that Dru Lewis — clinic manager in orthodontics — and I delivered wish list items to a designated location. I will never forget the wonderful feeling I had when we walked in the room and saw all the gifts with the tags on them, each with a specific child’s name. I remember just stopping for a minute and thinking how excited these little ones would be on Christmas morning and how blessed I was. From that point on, I always include one of my grandkids in the selection of items for our angel!

Most surprising thing about the wish list requests you’ve received: One time six years ago I unexpectedly had to fly to Pennsylvania for the birth of our 10th grandchild, Giselle, and had not purchased the items for my angel. So of course my wonderful hubby came to the rescue. He picked up our sweet 10-year-old granddaughter Maddie, and she helped him make the purchase. Our little angel girl wanted a jam box, and what to her wondering eyes did she receive but a pink jam box, new shoes and a new furry coat.

This is what Christmas is all about, helping others and celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.