On this Monday morning, when we are all trying to figure out how to make it through this next week leading up to Christmas, when we are all thinking about our kids at school today and praying that they are safe from harm, when we are all thinking about how to make this Christmas more meaningful to our families, I just want to share another of my favorite Christmas songs with you. Every time I listen to this song, I have a flood of memories – from Madrigal Dinners in high school, to the anticipation of being home with my family on Christmas Eve while in college, to quiet nights alone leading up to the holiday. The story he tells in the middle of the song always brings tears to my eyes. I also want to wish you, my readers, a very Merry Christmas, and share our family Christmas card (christmas letter 2012) with you.