Sunday, December 18, 2005

comfort and

They ran past me a half hour ago, my children, the oldest whispering a bookmark, shhh. Carrying the Craft Bag, they locked themselves in the oldest's room, and all I've heard since is muffled voices, helping one another. I asked for a bookmark for Christmas, but what I'm getting is so much better: my children working together, cheerfully doing something for someone else.

1. Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness.
2. The expression or manifestation of such feeling.
"joy." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 18 Dec. 2005.