Christmas story, song and spirit

Courtesy of Erin Strybis

In photo at left, the writer at 1-year-old with her mother, Sharon Dalpini, in December 1986. At right is Jack Strybis at 11 months old with his mother, the writer, in December 2017.

Now that our son Jack is nearly 2 and communicating using words and phrases, my husband and I have been pondering how we’ll teach him about Advent and Christmas. Last December, Jack wasn’t sleeping through the night, so we weren’t in church much. We observed the season by reading Christmas stories, listening to carols and […]

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