Then Andy and I went to Cornerstone Day Centre for a quick Christmas greetings.
Saying Merry Christmas to the homeless and the volunteers, abd sharing hugs with people who have nowhere else to go is very meaningful. We felt so warm watching the happiness in the face of a young man who got a simple present of a singing biscuit tin. We chat with a young Polish man who wanted to open a streetfood soup cart (and he's been working 12hrs a day to save up for his dream!). The best part is that he's going to do a 'soup-portive' programme where people can buy soup for the next homeless person who pass. Aaaww...
After Cornerstone, it's time for our own Christmas lunch. Operation Christmas Lunch began! (See our timetable?)
Then of course we had to watch the Queen's speech, which I think is really inspiring! The Queen talked about of "small acts of goodness" and "ordinary people doing extraordinary things".
Our Christmas lunch is delicious and filling. We thanked each other for cooking, for washing up, and for being together this Christmas. It was a short and hectic day as I had to rush to work in the evening, but it was Christmas, the day of the mother and child, and the step father who took his painful role with love and patience. It's also the birthday of The First Revolutionary who taught us to love the poor and the marginalised. Today was our family's best day of 2016!
Merry Christmas... ❤🎄❤