The other day in the car I overheard my five year old explaining to the two year old what she can expect for Christmas Eve at my mother's house.
"All our cousins will be there..."
"And Grammy will make us a special dinner."
"Then we'll read the Christmas story and sing songs and we get to do our play!"
"And then we'll open up the presents!"
I had to smile that my daughter knows so well those Christmas Eve traditions that help define us as a family. And while our favorite person won't be with us this year...
I am so blessed to be surrounded by so much love!
May you find love, joy, and peace this Christmas!