13 December 2010

Advent Calendar - December 10 - Christmas Gifts

One of my December babies
It isn't December 10 anymore, but I want to finish the post I started that day. I had 2 babies in December and 2 grandbabies. I also have 2 step-granddaughters with December birthdays to celebrate. These girls are twins whose birthday is Christmas Day. I wasn't there nor did I know them or the their mother on that day, but I can imagine the joy in that family the day they were born. Is there any gift more precious than a gift that is a reminder than the first Christmas gift--the Babe in Bethlehem? Christmas birthdays tend to get overshadowed by the more universal celebration, but my experience with December babies is that they are a precious blessing. A baby brings us back to one of the most basic joys in life--the continuation of the human race and even our specific heritage. It reminds us of all that is good in the world. It even gives us an excuse not to get too caught up in the external celebratory "stuff." I love babies and I'm especially fond of having a baby to celebrate in December


  1. Aw, I loved reading this - my b'day is the 14th and one of my daughters was born on "Russian Christmas." I thought these same things as I looked around and saw so many new babies in church last Sunday - what a blessing!

  2. Wonderful. You are very blessed. Our son was born Dec. 23rd & on Christmas morning the nurses brought him to me inside a stocking. The best filler ever!