I love this Christmas painting.
I can smell, here, and feel the scene.
It is closest to my Christmas vision.
I love Mary propped up after birth, absolutely spent, relieved it is over.
I love Joseph’s emotion.
I love to think there were women there to help.
I love the touch between Mary and Joseph.
I love Mary’s bare feet.
I love baby Jesus’ nuzzling and content.
I love the angels…
every single one!
I hope I was there in the crowd.
Merry Christmas to all.
Jesus Christ is our gift!