22. I babysit my tiny granddaughter while her parents register her birth. It’s official – we’ve all moved on, moved up. My girl marvels at her new status – mother to a daughter – and we slowly absorb our new roles. A personal advent is over.
23. A final push and we arrive at our Christmas destination. Settle in to our son’s small flat – cramped but cosy – and warmly welcoming.
24. Each present wrapped in reflection and placed with love. Offerings in recognition and gratitude – for memories and for joy to come.
25. Moments to remember what is lost and to anticipate what’s to come. But, mostly, a day of being in light, love, hope. A happy Christmas.