The day after Christmas.  (Most of) the gifts are unwrapped; the space under the Christmas tree is bare.  Leftover Christmas candy and desserts and snacks sit on the counter in half-empty, Saran wrapped plates.  The office buzzes with the mad rush of after-holiday vacation and pre-end of the year deadlines.  Life continues on it’s crazy way.

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But then I pop the CD Caleb gave me yesterday morning, and I smile.  Josh Groban sings away, and I listen.  Music fills the car, and I remember just a day ago when we paused to unwrap presents and play games and eat food and spend time with all my lovely loved ones.

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Yes, when I listen to these songs, now and forever I will always think of our very first Christmas morning together.

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