It Is Christmas Day
And there were shepherds out in the field,
keeping watch by night.
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them.
I love the sheep and the glory, the stars... their light.
And in our home, I love the blessing of being together preparing, playing... the laughter and whispers, the carols and the frosty-jingle songs.
I love the flurry of motion when we ascend upon our stockings.
I love that they want one gift opened at a time, so that we all pause and enjoy the discovery of new treasures.
I love that the fun is for one and for all, so that by the end of the day we have all shared in the play.
I love that William and Alex baked Christmas cookies... a new recipe, a new tradition.
And I love that we are home, where Santa knows where to find us...
So that, just like last year, he can come by with a special delivery for a little one who has been very good.
And this time, she had a gift for him.