No lie in today as the builder arrived to mend the hole in the ceiling. Keith had asked my advice on how to remove a joist. It was good to lend a hand. I didn’t have any tools but could use Keith’s.
We stayed around the house chatting and talking about what it’s like to be a parent.
Jeanette and Tony said it was the most wonderful feeling, and that every child is unique and that we should listen to advice but then learn our own way.
“Nobody will know your child like you”.
Of course, they did not know just how special our baby will be. A blessing to the whole world.
I expect that every parent feels that way.
But we know that we have been chosen. That our child is the Holy Child.
A lovely sunny but cold morning, no ice or frost, so I helped Joseph feed the animals. After breakfast (I ate crumpets) we made chocolate trees and stuck some jelly sweets on them; we did get very messy and sticky.
Later this morning we were introduced to three of the grandchildren of the Heaths and they asked me about our journey. They sat quietly while I told them of our journey.
Later in the afternoon the Heath family went out to help with the Advent tea at St Julian’s Parish Church. We stayed in to rest and shared a warm fire with Sister Frances.
The Heath family, Joseph and myself sat around the fire tonight and talked about leaving early in the morning to carry on with our journey. I feel rested and stronger now and we have enjoyed our stay here.
Photos from our 2013 Christmas Eve Crib Service