To Amuse and Delight

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Good morning! Merry Christmas.

I was awakened this morning by my daughter standing at my bedside whispering “mom...Mom!”. I did not want to get up. Jumping to the conclusion that she was eager to go downstairs and see what gifts awaited her, I said “It’s too early. It’s still dark outside.” “But Mom, the sun is coming up RIGHT NOW!  It’s so beautiful, it’s red!” So, I dragged myself into their room to find both girls pressed against the window oohing and ahhing and squealing. The little one said, “I’ve never seen a sunrise before!" The big one replied, “It’s God’s Christmas decoration!”  I was now fully awake and eager to lavish gifts on both of them.
I wish you all a Joy filled Christmas.

Oh, Come, Oh, Come Emmanuel 
(The first and last verse)

Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel, 
And ransom captive Israel, 
That mourns in lonely exile here 
Until the Son of God appear. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, Desire of nations, bind 
In one the hearts of all mankind; 
Oh, bid our sad divisions cease, 
And be yourself our King of Peace. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Translated: John Neal, 1818-66


  1. What a wonderful way to start Christmas day! :)

  2. So precious! I just love those moments that catch us by surprise and reming us how beautiful and fresh life is for children when we let it be. Merry Christmas and happy birthday, Eve!

  3. Gorgeous! Such a beautiful start to the day.

    Thank you for coming to see what we were up to at our blog, yours is simply delightful!