‘It’s like a Christmas present for the whole family!’
My nephew is ecstatic about the impending birth of his new brother or sister. The baby is due in the middle of December and he, being only five and still full of wide eyed wonder at the world, sees this new member of our family as something beyond just exciting and special, but heavenly and scared, almost Godly given their arrival being near the birth of Christ. Through a knowing grin, he asked if the baby will be born in a manager. With a winning giggle, he suggested he get a cow for Christmas rather than the gerbil he wrote to Santa for.
Swaddled, warm new life,
Cradled in a mother’s arm,
A gift wrapped in love.