You heard the saying... Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and it was... and I give thanks for it all – for the gathering of clan and kin around the table in the closeness of here and the familiarity of beyond, for holiday cheers, laughter and bounty overflowing, but this perfect gentle stillness where emptiness meets quietness is a gift too.
"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred,
and we are better throughout the year for having,
in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time."
Quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder