Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus!

by | Dec 26, 2014 | Advent and Christmas, Christmas 2014, Precious Moments: 06, This Moment | 15 comments

Always I loved a baby, 
A baby loved to hold,
See, I have stolen a Baby
Out of the House of Gold.

I found in the Tower of Ivory

A Little One asleep,
I have carried Him down the mountain,
He is mine to keep.

His Mother is my Mother,

His Foster Father my friend,
And I shall have Him and love Him
World without end.

~ Song of Love by Charles L. O’Donnell, C.S.C., from The Eternal Babe
The very first thing our sweet little “Christmas Rose” wanted to do, after arriving home from Mass at 2am Christmas morning, was place Baby Jesus in His manger under our Christmas tree. 
This year we were blessed to be able to attend Christmas Mass During the Night at the church where my husband and I were married fifteen years ago. It was so peaceful and beautiful. 

On the way to Mass at 10:30 pm Christmas Eve

After Midnight Mass at 1:30 am Christmas Day

Merry Christmas, From Our Family to Yours!


  1. Rachel

    Your church and your family look so beautiful! A very Happy and Blessed Christmas to you all!

    2014-12-26 23:11:55

  2. Dalia

    Beautiful!!! A Happy and Blessed Christmas to your beautiful family.

    2014-12-26 23:20:29

  3. Ellie

    Happy Christmas, Jessica!

    2014-12-26 23:29:23

  4. Eliana

    Merry Christmas to your lovely family!

    2014-12-27 00:40:24

  5. Christine M.

    Merry Christmas! I pray the joy of the Holy Family will fill you with peace this season! God bless!

    2014-12-27 00:59:26

  6. tracybuasmith

    So beautiful Jessica and everyone is so alert and happy so early in the morning! (with one sweet exception) That's amazing! We had one child down with fever Christmas Eve so unfortunately our family wasn't able to be together for the 4:00 Children's Mass on Christmas Eve 🙁 Oh well, there are bigger problems in the world! Merry Christmas!

    2014-12-27 03:26:51

  7. Guest

    Merry Christmas beautiful family!!!

    2014-12-27 07:55:48

  8. Melanie

    Rose looks angelic! Laughing at the picture of Bud asleep…my 4yo did the same thing, and our mass was much earlier!

    2014-12-27 13:20:44

  9. Lori

    Merry Christmas Jessica and family!

    2014-12-27 15:00:08

  10. Carrie McDowell

    Merry Christmas to the entire Gordon clan and their extended family from the McDowells.
    With love in Christ and gratitude for all you do, Carrie for all

    2014-12-27 17:10:18

  11. megan

    Where did you buy your girl's Christmas dresses?? So pretty!

    2014-12-27 23:13:33

  12. Beth

    Lovely celebration and family photo! Hope you and your family are enjoying all 12 days of Christmas!

    2014-12-29 23:45:00

  13. Genevieve

    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, Jessica!

    2014-12-31 05:10:49

  14. Eileen

    Merry Christmas, Jessica! Happy New year! Thank you for everything you do to help our family stay close to our faith! Ave Maria! Eileen

    2015-01-04 02:58:14

  15. Jessica Gordon

    I'm sorry I missed responding to your comment over Christmas! The girls' dresses are the Nostalgia Girls Dress from April Cornell. I purchased them last year during a summer clearance event and they were able to wear them again for Easter. They are so pretty!

    2015-06-13 06:39:51


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