I watched in awe as Aidan (our #2 son) and Georgie (#3 daughter) worked on this star over Christmas—the template for which arrived in a Sufan Stephens album. During the days of interrupted work, which included the eating of Christmas cakes and opening of presents, they—along with Aidan’s girlfriend and our two younger children—filled our home with music and laughter, songs and prayers, stories and jokes. Finally the star was hung and now it is there in the middle of our home filled with so much, and, without even trying, offering something to us that comes from that original star.

Star of Hope