Dear Michaela, Jenna, and Alec,
This is a special Christmas Eve edition written by Dad.
Christmas Eve is a special day that we look forward to all year. We enjoy spending time as a family, finishing last minute wrapping and baking, going to church, enjoying a family Christmas Eve party, and anticipating Santa's arrival. One of my favorite times of Christmas Eve is right before you go to bed when I read The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. The book itself is very special to me as Mom gave it to me as a Christmas gift in 1995. (This was the year before we were married.) She wrote on the first page, "I give this gift to you in hopes that you will give it to our children. We'll read it every year, it will become old and worn with us. It is a classic: it is the magic of Christmas."
Each year as I read it to you I think of how grateful I am to have three beautiful, healthy children who make us so proud and a wonderful wife. I couldn't have imagined how wonderful my life could be and you are all a major part of that. "Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!" I love you!