SecondEditedThe joy of my heart is to spend Christmas Day with my family and my most blessed memories are of simply being together. What a gift, opening my eyes on Christmas morning to indulge in the joy of the day and one another’s company.

Most other days of the year I succumb to a multitude of interests and duties, but on Christmas day, I will not let earthly cares and worries distract me, even for a second, from absorbing every word and action into the fiber of my being. Time slows down and the day stretches on in peace and grace and joy. I gaze on my family full of love and deeply in love with each of them and know that I am abundantly blessed.

Lorena R.