What can I give him?
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb
If I were a Wise Man
I would do my part –
Yet what I can give him,
Give him my heart.
-Christina Rossetti

Celebrating Christmas last night at their grandparent’s home – the cousins particularly enjoyed the gift and meaning of “family.”

Music, laughter, stories shared … gratitude.

As the spirit of giving continues today in our home, my table is set for “12” for tonight.

One would never know that I’m using paper napkins, as my portion of the meal will be “soup and salad!”

After a beautiful candlelight service tonight, a time when church and homes can reach out to the lost and lonely, we will head to another family’s home for a prime rib dinner.

There we will celebrate the Prince of Peace.

The perfect gift – the Christ Child himself was a gift of peace to our world!

Christmas Peace to our friends – from the Coughlin Family!

(Very top picture is a blast from the past, 9 Christmas’s ago – I will admit, I do miss my kids being little!)