Wednesday, December 24, 2014

love, the guest

A few quiet moments on Christmas Eve, to savor before the hectic mania of the next 24 hours begins. The last gifts are wrapped and ready under the tree, completed while listening to the beautiful strains of the lessons and carols broadcast live from Kings College, Cambridge this morning. The first notes of "Once in Royal David's City" sung by that crystal clear voice never fails to get me in the mood. Ahhh, this is when I love Christmas!

The boys have been ridiculously excited about the season this year. Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder? They have been plotting and planning their gifts for each other with great anticipation, and their presents were the first that were wrapped and placed under the tree, with ribbon yet! I have not been made privy to any of their decisions but they have been eagerly relaying to me how their gifts are the best gifts, the most thoughtful, the greatest surprises.

We are ready for love, the guest, to make its appearance.

ETA the boys (or should I say, the pets?) note to Santa:

I do love these boys.

Tuesday December 23: Delight
There is a land of pure delight.

Wednesday December 24: Love
Love, the rose, is on the way.

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