I sang in a quartet at church today. It was a childrens' Christmas song Mary's Lullaby. Lullaby, my little one, thy precious life has just begun, thy mother holds thee near. It is a german song, and quite lovely.
As I sang, I looked at all my babies scattered out in the congregation. Quinny was watching me, I could barely keep it together. I thought about Mary and the baby she held. I thought about his tiny hands and then the miracle of his perfect life. I wondered about the precious alone time Mary had before she gave her son up to be the savior of the world, how she watched him grow-up, suffer and be crucified for us. I am so grateful for this time of year for my thoughts that are turning to Jesus, how they soften my heart and make me want to be a little better and try a little harder to be patient. I hope these aren't just words, I hope they are actions too. My gift is to be more patient.
I have listened to this song several times as I write, I am getting too mushy. I better get outta here.
Just listen to this guy nail "O Holy Night" Beautiful.
Merry Christmas friends.