A child’s song with her father

18 Dec

I came back this evening from running an errand, and parked in the garage of my apartment building. From the garage, I have to go through the Recycle Room to get to the lobby and elevator. As I came from my parking space at the end of the garage, all the way toward the door I could hear a child singing clearly over and over, “We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas. Glad tidings we bring to you and your kin….” I could tell that they were sorting cans and bottles and plastic into the recycle bins. I opened the door and saw the child obviously having such a good time singing as she helped her father. She shyly smiled at me, maybe a bit embarrassed to have been caught singing by a stranger. I told her I could hear her song out in the garage and that it was very beautiful.
It was the first time I have heard a child singing since the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, and to see the joy and pride of parent and child together was such a blessing and gladdened my heart.

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