So Christmas is over and done with for another year. Our family had a good Christmas.
Mine started on Christmas Eve. We attended an afternoon Christingle service and the children where allowed to dress up. Being on the slightly weird side, Tilly decided to go as a cross between Santa and Robin Hood! The church had dressing up outfits for the children to join in with the nativity play. Tilly jointed in as an angel. I just wish she was such an angel all the time. After we all headed home to finish wrapping presents as my family are the biggest procrastinators of all.
Like we do every year at 11pm, me, mum and Tilly all wrapped up warm and set off for midnight mass at my local church. I had been really ill the week before and so wasn't sure if I would be able to make it to church. So I was really pleased that my breathing was good enough to cope with church.
Before church my family decided to find some little gifts that we had but had not wrapped them for anyone and we decided to wrap them for the local homeless gentleman and drop them off on our way.
To my surprise, when we came to the place he is normally found, there were 4 or 5 presents there already. This made me feel so happy and restored my faith in my home town that people will go out of the way to help those who are not as well off as others.
I was very proud of Tilly during the service. It was more hymns rather then carols and longer readings from the bible. I thought Tilly might get bored but She was really well behaved and sang her little heart out. It was the first year that she was able to stay awake during the whole service.
The service finished about 1am and the walk home after was surprisingly nice.
Luckily when we got home, Santa had not been visited our home yet.
So we sent Tilly to bed and told her that she had to sleep quickly as Santa was coming. Me and mum then got everything out and ready for the big day.