Crusty French bread and gooey sweet potatoes. Glasses of wine. Bible study, led by my dad. Home videos circa the 90s. The Holiday. Bone-chilling weather. Ribbons and bows and glittery wrapping paper. Tears, then laughter. Too many cookies. My whole family — Andrew, Holly, Annie, Mom, Dad, Jack, Sam, Nichole — together under one roof.
Thank you, God, for this Christmas.