Christ is once again a babe in Virgin Mary's arms, we are filled with love and hope, ready to meet loved ones for a magical special night. Lord Jesus, Please forgive me for being so grumpy as I trudge through the never-ending tasks set before me this holiday season... My to-do list seems to keep growing with shopping, parties, end of the year celebrations and family gatherings--- and I'm running short of time for you and the church! Restore the joy of Christmas to my heart . . . and help me to relax each day and make time for YOU-- my one true Source of Joy. Amen. It's Christmas! The year is about to end and today it's family time. Hope you all have a happy happy night, that the ones gone this year be present in your heart - not only today but always. May you have a great time, as lovely as in the picture above but for us here in Rio it'll be...