They had heard the news, listened to excited stories from those who had already seen, and waited for their chance to see for themselves.
It felt like a pilgrimage. They came in their twos or fours or even in groups. They came as they got the message.
They brought gifts fit for a young child.
Once they arrived they smiled and entered in the house. They gazed and laughed and smiled and exclaimed just how thrilled they were to be there at the start of it all. They thrilled at the gurgling and smiles. Cuddled and bounced and then marvelled at new life.
Not the Christmas Story as we know it, but the afternoon everyone came to visit our young twin grandsons who were with us for a few days.
Very special indeed.