The First Day of Christmas

Christmas day was ‘magical’!  I missed my first-born badly, but we spoke with one another twice; once right after midnight Mass and the other time on our Canadian Christmas morning.  The day was all about family and friends and feasting; the emphasis for this year.  The smells of freshly baked mincemeat tarts filled the house early in the morning…followed by apple-cinnamon festive carrots…..stewing cranberries and a golden brown turkey!  It was marvelous!  Beautiful red wine and a lovely feast day….sharing in the good news of an infant boy who came to give a message of peace and hope to an aching world. 
 
This afternoon, I have Him in my heart as I think of grieving that continues for countless ‘others’ who rebuild after last year’s tsunami.