As a child struggles to sleep on the eve of Christmas
While oppressed Israel lives for the Messiah's birth
As a family rounds the finish line of the third trimester
While a couple hopes to just make it past the first
As a groom looks for his bride to walk the aisle toward him
While a woman still dreams of ever one day being a bride
A world waits with expectant hope
While a world clings to promises, longing.