Christmas evening just after dinner, Alina turned to me and said: “This was the best Christmas I’ve ever had.” It was a wonderful Christmas. Yes, it was a joy to have Baby Victoria hang ornaments on the tree (then rip them back off again), to dress both babies in fancy Christmas dresses, to have the girls help with all the Christmas cookies that I always over-do, and to visit & bless the family that has moved on from us with presents and treats. However, the true wonderfulness had little to do with the tree, the gifts, the cookies or the food and so much to do with our church family. I believe it was because our moms experienced what true Koinonia looks like for the first time. From the intimacy of the Christmas Eve service, to the investment of the Body to bring the caroling to us; from the evangelical outreach where Alina made a public decision to surrender to God, to the quiet conversations after Christmas dinner where Valentina was able to be real with our Pastor’s wife, Denisa. It was glorious. I have to say that it was my best Christmas in Romania too!