Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Dear Mary - A Christmas Letter

Dear Mary,

Oh my poor, poor girl. A stable! I’m so sorry. It sounds like a nightmare. I just thank God that the baby is okay. Jesus is a lovely name but what happened to calling him Immanuel?

I’m not sure that it’s right that you should be entertaining guests so soon. Did you make sure those shepherds washed? I read somewhere that sheep carry all sorts of diseases. As for Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh - What kind of gifts are they for a newborn? And they call themselves wise. Men! Where is Orient R anyway?

Regarding the problem with the bright star all I can suggest is that you make sure the shutters are firmly closed at night. You must make sure you get a few good nights sleep.

I can’t wait to see the baby. A newborn always give hope for the future.

Write soon dear and give my love to Joe.

Love,

Mum

PS. Did you get the swaddling cloth I sent? I’m knitting you a shawl. It’s blue.