I love this image of Mary and Jesus drawn by my aunt several years ago. There is something so restful and hopeful about the way this mother holds her baby and I wish everyone caring for a baby or young family this Christmas exactly that – a restful time and a prosperous new year!
Rowan (age 4) took part in his first nativity play this year and it has caused me to revisit that particular Christmas story in a new light, through the eyes of a mother. Why would Mary put her newborn baby down anywhere nevermind a dirty manger? Surely she would be too busy holding and feeding him?!