A Christmas Prayer
(Robert Louis Stevenson)
Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds and the wisdom of the wise men.
Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with
Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy
and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with
grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen
Christmas has come at last! It seemed like we waited forever for Christmas, and it went by so fast once we got home to family and friends! We made it home to WaKeeney on Wednesday, and got to see a lot of family in the whirlwind of Christmas activity that came that weekend. Madigan had been sick with fevers and a virus early in the week, so we were thankful that she got over it pretty quickly and seems to be back to herself by the end of the week. Madigan of course enjoyed opening presents (especially the ones with tissue paper- her favorite!) and she got so much neat stuff! Clothes, toys, stuffed animals- we had to leave her wagon behind for grandma and grandpa to bring up later since we couldn't even fit everything in our car! Most of all, she loved seeing all her family! I think our favorite part of being able to go home is to just be able to spend time with everyone. The first video is proof of that! Madigan giggled so much at grandma Dana!
Miss Madigan also got to eat her first vegetable! Green Beans were the veggie of choice (for us, apparently, and not HER!) She would open her mouth, take a bite, pucker up and shiver, but then she would come back in for seconds and thirds! We think she must have liked them because she has had them again, so the face and the pucker must be from the "new" taste or the texture. She did a lot better with them once we heated them up a little bit and diluted them down with a bit of milk.We hope that everyone had as enjoyable of a holiday as we did! Lots of love to everyone until next time! Thought we'd end the post with some pictures of our great holiday times!