Christmas Eve was a very, very special day as we all gathered together, including Christopher and Anna Marie’s crew. That was a gift in and of itself!
Before I share (many) pictures from that time, we have something else first. In our traveling days, we often shared at the weekend conferences through music. Joseph arranged and sang lead on Holy, Holy, Holy which became one of my dad’s favorites. Anna, Jesse, and Mary also were part of the song.
Joseph and Elissa had the idea to record the hymn and give it as a gift to Dad and Mom. So, a few weeks ago, they arranged a time where Joseph, Anna, Jesse, and Mary were all available to record and lay down the tracks. Prior to that, they practiced separately. The secret was kept perfectly, and Dad had no idea. Christmas Eve morning arrived, and the song had been mastered and ready for the reveal. Anna and Joseph paired a bluetooth speaker with Anna’s phone, and the speaker sat inside a gift bag, ready to be opened. After some of the grandkids opened gifts, Joseph and Jesse suggested Dad and Mom take a turn. As Dad pulled the speaker out, the song began playing (Anna sat across the living room, with her phone open, and it all worked perfectly..) Soon, the room quieted into a hush as we listened, and some tears were shed.
So, here it is. Enjoy and be blessed! (If it doesn’t play for you below, you can go directly to this link.)
“… Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come (Revelation 4:8).”