Cully May wasn't old enough last year to experience the awe of Christmas, and the year before she was just a wee babe herself...but this year is different.
Last night while both her little girls were sleeping my dear Blossom decorated their tree in preparation for Christmas, and when her precious daughters awoke at dawn this morning there was only one thing they wanted to see.
Fascinated, they watched the twinkling lights of the dark tree glistening with gold and gasps of delight filled the room.
When hubby and I visited after breakfast dear Cully May met us at the door, and with the exuberance of a two year old who is so excited that her words tumble over one another, she breathlessly and insistently lead us inside to gaze in wonder at the most marvelous tree she has ever seen.
"Nana, look at the star! Look at the star, Nana!"
Lifted up into my arms we did indeed look at the sparkling golden star, and as I whispered into her ear "that's the Star of Wonder, Cully May" she smiled wide and hugged me tight.
Christmas is indeed a time of wonder, a day of glory given to the newborn King.
It is a time to rejoice with exceedingly great joy when we join together and celebrate the coming of the Christ Child, the most perfect gift given to man.
Just as my sweet 2 yo granddaughter stood in awe of that big golden star shining bright atop her tree, so let us bow in awe of the baby born in a manger under a far more radiant star over two thousand years ago. A baby who was and is God.
A baby who came to save the world and died in order that His purpose be fulfilled.
God bless you this Christmas tide,
Jenny and family.