I love spending time with Jesse's sister Holly; it's such a treat to spend time with her. Her quiet presence is full of love and compassion, and watching her with Adelaide fills me with joy. This is the first Christmas in both of our families with a baby, and it is thrilling to imagine the busy-ness and child-focused fun that is to come with more and more children in each family. Christmas is so fun with kids and the past few years I have longed to start that phase of our lives. Now here we are and I am loving it! It has been so fun to watch each of our siblings fall in love with Lyddie as they hold her, she brings out a gentle side even in our rough and tumble, sarcastic, and manly teenage brothers. I love seeing the genuine smiles for pictures from junior high boys (soon to be shared in another post) which are hard to come by these days.
What a beautiful Christmas this has been. As I get older, I realize more and more the significance of what we are celebrating, and am so thankful above all for the incarnation of the Christ, a scandal of epic proportions. He has blessed us far beyond all we could ask or imagine.
Merry Christmas to all!