having a baby this christmas has made me think of the very first christmas in a different way -
mary laying her teeny newborn baby in a manger (hello germs)
cuddling and kissing on the Savior of the world
no perfectly decorated and disinfected nursery but a stable - with stinky animals
(and we're not even talking about her riding on a donkey for days at 9 months+ pregnant...)
i'm so thankful for that baby that started christmas so long ago.
"For unto you is born his day, in the city of David, a Savior which is Christ the Lord" Luke 2:11
babies make christmas amazing