This year I have one thing on my mind and it is babies. Maybe because I just had one. I don't know. But I am very drawn to the Christmas Story and Jesus and his mother this year. I can't help but imagine Mary in a barn giving birth to our Lord and Savior. I remember seeing my children for the first time and thinking, You are truly a gift from God. No other explanation. I can't even imagine being Mary (Jesus's mom, I can imagine being Mary, myself) and looking at my newborn child and saying, YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE GIFT FROM GOD.