Yesterday, at the 8.30 Christmas day service, father Bailey chose as his theme the Stillness in the night that Jesus was born. In the choir we sang the English version of the old Austrian Christmas song “Still, still, still”. After hectic last moment shopping and traffic jams at the shopping centers, the parking lots were empty and peace descended for at least this one day. We had a wonderful family celebration with all my 4 West Coast children and their partners and 3 of my 7 grandchildren.
I came down to Portland with John and Seth and will take the train back to Tacoma on Wednesday.