'Twas a few days after Christmas,
The celebrating done.
Time to look back on days
Filled with family and fun.
There were onesies, and babies,
And selfies, and food,
And presents, and laughter,
And much gratitude.
For the young and the old,
The big and the small,
And for little Lord Jesus,
The best gift of all.
After our Christmas Eve service, we went to Nana and Boomie's for soup and birthday cake for Jesus, and then headed home for our long winter's nap in anticipation of Santa's arrival. Santa wasn't actually coming to our house until the day after Christmas, when all the kids arrived, but Adam and Courtney got into the Christmas Eve spirit by posing in their reindeer onesies again this year.
Saturday was our day to have everyone together to open gifts and share our Christmas dinner. Before presents, Jim read the story of the birth of Jesus from the second chapter of Luke.
Haleigh showed her doll to her mommy.
As we ring in a new year,
I pray that we are able to spend more time with the ones we love,
be grateful for what we have,
share kindness with others,
and be a reflection of God's love
to a world in need of peace. Amen.