Friday, December 9, 2011

love letters

Dear Em,
Your Daddy doesn’t have a lot of rules (although you may feel differently as you grow up), but the rules he has he’s serious about. The one that always comes to mind this time of year is: No Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. This rule is super, super hard for me because I love Christmas music. I would listen to it all year long.

A few weeks ago, you started to sing Jingle Bells in the car, & my heart leapt with joy. You basically sing "jingle bells," the words start to get muddled, & then you shout "hey!" Where you learned it from, I do not know. It was still mid-November & I wasn’t allowed any music of that genre for at least another couple weeks.

Oh Holy Night is & always will be one of my very favorites. My very favorite part is when the music really starts to swell.

"...Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine..."

This song is about such an amazing gift of absolute love. When I hear this song, I truly feel the Christmas spirit, the true meaning of Christmas, surround me (isn't it amazing how music can do that). I feel so humbled & so joyful. To me, it's one of the most powerful & majestic songs I will ever hear.

I hope that it will be one of your favorites too.

I love you so,

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