Christmas Eve - my favorite night of the year. Favorite for many reasons: family traditions; the children's retelling of Jesus' birth; pondering what that birth really means for each of us in a dark but candlelit sanctuary; a full, over-crowded lobby as family and friends reconnect after the church program; our race back to my parents' house to celebrate our own family Christmas. It's all the good things wrapped up in one blessed, holy night!
All three of our children were in the same portion of the church program this year: Caiden was one of the narrators, Delaney sang in the choir, and Cambry made an appearance as an angel!
Delaney wanted to sing "O Tannenbaum" at church this year: