Sunday, December 23, 2012


Dear God,
Tonight we took Caroline on her first train ride, a Christmas train ride on an old train with a steam engine. It was so exciting to experience the ride by looking at her - watching her get excited about the steam, about the people, the noises, the whistles. On the ride she was given a jingle bell - and she loved it. She played with it all the way home. Tonight my prayer is simply a prayer of thanks for the crisp, clean sound of bells, for the joy the noise brought to my sweet child, for the time we had on the train together. God thank you for our family, please never let me take these moments for granted, please always show me how to find joy the way she does in the smallest things.


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