25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Midnight, Christmas Eve, Charleston, SC 
I admit I didn't take this picture. I was sleeping tucked away in a cabin on Lake Marion at midnight and my friend Leah Sparks stayed up late and did the honors.

Our hospital has a lovely nativity scene but the manger lays empty until Christmas eve. Baby Jesus waits in the nursery with the rest of the Christmas babies until midnight when the nursing staff escorts Him outside and lays Him in the manger. It is a sweet tradition.

Merry Christmas everyone!


10 comments:

William Kendall said...

That is a good notion!

Pixel Peeper said...

Merry Christmas!

Jack said...

Merry Christmas, Joan.

Ray Visotski said...

Edified and re-blogged at https://villageundertaker.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/a-fine-tradition/. I hope this tradition never ends.

Marcheline said...

Merry Christmas, Joan! Love from Marcheline of Mental Meatloaf (aka Mrs. Splapthing)!

Charlestonjoan said...

It is a sweet tradition. Merry Christmas William. Thanks for all the kind comments this year.

Charlestonjoan said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Charlestonjoan said...

Thanks Jack! Merry Christmas!

Charlestonjoan said...

Thanks Ray! Merry Christmas!

Charlestonjoan said...

Merry Christmas to you!