Merry Christmas Eve

Last April, just after we found out I was pregnant, I posted this beautiful poem titled “December”, in honor of the month our Red Bean would be born.

Now he’s here and Christmas is upon us. Merry First Christmas, Del!

“While snow the window-panes bedim,
The fire curls up a sunny charm,
Where, creaming o’er the pitcher’s rim,
The flowering ale is set to warm;
Mirth, full of joy as summer bees,
Sits there, its pleasures to impart,
And children, ‘tween their parent’s knees,
Sing scraps of carols o’er by heart.”
–   John Clare, December

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