We were chatting, just about to start supper, when Vava scowled at us and said, "shh! I've got something Really Important to say to Jesus!"
Then she focused herself - closing her eyes and opening them toward the sky, little arms aloft.
"Dear Jesus," she sighed, sinking into the moment as if she'd been waiting to say this all day, "I just love you so much."
It's my favourite prayer.
It's the minor key, the harmony to heaven's Christmas melody, when God stretched His arms down and sent His Son to us, for us, saying, "Dear World, I just love you so much."
Merry Christmas, friends!