Grant that the same light enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives. (BCP)
The Christmas season was a busy time in our household. Both Mom and Dad worked long hours in the post office, and Christmas Day was truly a day of rest.
However, we always had a “Parkhill” family Christmas party sometime during the holiday. Roads were often closed with drifted snow, much to our glee, as this meant a sleigh ride into the farmyard. One year – at my young age of 8 or 9, my father suggested we walk thru the woods, rather than trying to struggle thru snow drifts. A big full moon, which seemed to light our path, guided us from tree to tree – and an old owl, watched from a distance, making his presence known.
I often think of the Christmas story and visualize the wise men – seeing a star, in the horizon with the message of His birth.
Mary currently resides at Calvert Manor. Please remember her in your Advent prayers.