As Christmas draws nearer, the trees grow brighter. God has blessed us with so much in this family. Mike just sent me the beautiful tree that proudly stands in the den of the home he, Mary, Joe and Isabelle share. Mary has done such an incredible job bringing in the sight and sounds of Christmas. She is checking her list, and checking it twice...I know because I've talked to her while out shopping for those she loves. She always seems so joyful.