Comments: Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Hi Karol,

What a wonderful Christmas holiday you had. You were certainly busy with visiting so many family members, but, that's what Christmas is all about. I totally agree with your thoughts about your parents looking down from Heaven to see all four of you in the Holmes Presbyterian Church for the midnight service. That was beautiful.

I have this funny little story to tell about midnight services at our church when I was probably an early teenager. One of our friends that was in our young people's group brought her father with her to the late services. About half way through the sermon, her father fell face first off the pew and slid onto the floor. We soon realized he was very inebriated and I will never forget the embarrassment our fellow friend felt about her father. She was probably hoping he would go forward to the altar that night and be saved - - oops, that didn't work. I felt terribly sorry for our friend.

What a beautiful gift for both you and your grand nephew Joey to read the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas". It's always wonderful to read to children. I have gone to schools to do reading to the children, and even if the children have never seen you before, they crawl right up on your lap and cuddle. I think reading to a child is a very comforting gift for both child and the reader. I love the experience.

Now, my last comment will be that after working on today's payroll, it is not recommended that you come home and drink the entire bottle of wine, even though I'm sure the idea is very appealing. I just had to add a bit of silliness to the day.

Wishing you my very best each day. Ruth

Posted by Ruth at December 26, 2007 12:10 PM