I just realized that on Dec. 6th, the day that we received pictures and information regarding our daughter, it was also the Feast Day of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children!! He's revered for his example of a generous and godly life and as a protector of the needy. Stories of his life testify his love for children and all those who are in need. If you'd like to learn more about St. Nicholas and the origins of Santa Claus, click here. I look forward to adding this celebration to our Christmas and Advent traditions. How appropriate that we would receive our referral on this day. May we be inspired to live a life of generous giving to the needy and for the sake of all children.