Thursday, 23 December 2010

Beyond the tree and the coloured lights

Behind the coloured lights of the Christmas tree

behind the family times

behind the Christmas feast and the laughter

the gifts and the excitement and the fun

(even behind the challenges of spending time

 with people we find difficult

people who are lonely for a good reason

people we heartily wish were not in our family – but are)

quietly, eager faces full of wonder

stand the mother and child

reminding us

this is what it was always all about.

May the courage, faith and good hope of Mary

and the blessed presence of the child Jesus

be with you this Christmas

and through the year to come.

With love from Pen (Ember) Wilcock


Anonymous said...

That's lovely. Thank you.

Have a blessed Christmas, Ember.

seekingmyLord said...

I wish for all your family a Christmas in the wealth of His love.

Julie B. said...

Grace and Mikey and your tree are just beautiful. We wish you and your dear family a Christmas full of His peace and joy.