I had been searching fares to get there all Fall, and when JetBlue posted these phenomenal fares it was like a little gift that we snatched up quick as a wink.
Even if it meant freezing our tails off:)
Something about the juxtaposition of old and new, the decorative curves carved into stone reaching to God mixing in with sleek modern glass, all intermingled so beautifully speaks to me.
I think it spoke to my girls a little bit too.
We went and sat in Trinity church and basked in it’s beauty, accentuated by the music being practiced at the organ.
Aren’t those stained glass windows so beautiful?
I especially love that one above depicting Christ with all those children…even through stained glass the love is apparent.
Sitting there on those pews the spirit was thick as we were led to talk about our favorite Christmas songs.
The girls and I recited/sung softly the lines from Handel’s Messiah from Isaiah that we have memorized:
(Lots more about why that is my favorite Christmas hymn back HERE.)
And then Saydi shared the words of “Once in Royal David’s City,” some of which are not in our LDS hymnbook that are SO beautiful:
As we sat there enshrouded in such beautiful words my heart was so full.
For my sister, for my daughters, for that place I learned so much from living near. For the Christmas season, and for the magic of Christmas music that can cut through the sometimes-hardness of our Christmas-hoopla-hearts…
…and make us remember the REAL reason for it all.
Which is sometimes so easy to forget.
Grace and Claire were super excited about it all:
HA! Gotta keep it real.
But really, they felt it too.
Christmas music is amazingly beautiful.
Some other lines from Christmas music that I adore:
And one of my very favorites:
“Oh come let us adore him.”
How great that we can show that adoration in so many ways…so very evident at Christmas-time.
(I love how much those ladies are smiling while sharing that light.)