The Miracle of Christmas comes again

A few nights ago I was wrapping presents while Livy’s friends draped themselves on my couch.

“I already got what I wanted for Christmas,” I told them as I tied the bow. 

“Really?”

“Really.”

Keep your lamps burning Believe

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In the midst of Christmas errands the Cowboy had said it like a thought that often runs through his mind.

“You are the woman I will take my last breath with.”

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The black rim of his cowboy hat made a silhouette at daylight. My heart melted and sealed warm. For me all became right in the world. I already had what I’ve prayed for this Christmas — and the rest is gravy.

Wishing you the most meaningful gifts this year,

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