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Date posted - December 12, 2012
I am sure many of us have memories good and bad of Christmas past. Here is my favorite.
It states in the Bible that Mary wrapped her baby in swadling clothes and laid Him in the manager. I remember 21 years ago it was a crisp cold Christmas morning and I had gone to the Hospital to hold our first grandson.
Oh the Joy ,but that is not the end of the story. I shall never forget the wonderful gift our daughter gave that day. She too wrapped her son in swadling clothes(a blanket made for him by his great grandmother) and she cautiously bent over to pick up that bundle of joy with tears runinng down the side of the bassinet and handed him over to the adoptive parents on that Christmas morning and stated Merry Christmas.
As a mother and grandmother there are many times I need to remember that gift to focus my attention on the true meaning of Christmas. It is not how many presents you give but did you give the right gift? the young man is now twenty years old and he and his family are a part of her and our family, he remembers her on her birthday and the holidays and they call and text. I remember so well we went to his High School graduation and how the families and friends were so appreciative of her gift and I stated to the father You have done a wonderful job and his comment to me was it is hard to buff a perfect diamond.
Masy we all reflect the good holidays and be grateful in our hearts for that first Christmas and remember the Babe