Weary, but content, Christmas Day will wind to a close. We can at last simply sit and enjoy the sheer pleasure of just being together as a family. The children will plead for another moment or so to play with their new toys in the glow of the Christmas tree lights, then upstairs they will go for bedtime stories, prayers and a few last whispers about a very special day that will stay always in our hearts.
Throughout the festivities, as we feast and exchange gifts, we try never to lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday, the original gift, Christ the Lord. May we all remember to turn our full attention to the pleasure of sharing our holiday within the loving circle of family.