it’s my favorite day of the year. well, if i’m being totally honest this and my birthday are kinda in a tie for top honors. but really, christmas eve is pretty magical. the anticipation of the big day is at its highest, family is all around, snacks are in abundance, and carols are sung sweetly into the night. i can’t wait to see my sister and nieces and laugh and laugh and laugh. oh, and get into the hot tub with a cocktail because yes that’s happening this year. but best of all is taking time out of the festivities to give worship to the light of the world, who came as a small baby wrapped in clothes, laying in a manger since there was no room in the inn. i have life because he gave me life. and it’s a wonderful life indeed.