Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Music is one of the things our family enjoys together...especially this time of year with all the unique and beautiful music.
This year, our trio was expanded to a quintet since Charlie joined us with his oboe and Ben with his violin.
Christmas is no longer a time to get things in our family. But we can't bear not to give good things to each other, so we still open presents Christmas Eve. None of us can wait for everyone else to open their gifts. There have been secrets circulating through the house for weeks and the best part for me is the surprise on the receiver's face when they see the way you have worked to bless them.