Christine Malkemes

Singing Christmas Carols With a Child Heart

Momma’s sleepy head leans on her elbow as she takes a well-earned break. Her seventh child, a little dark-haired baby girl, was fast asleep. Our thread-bare shanty held us close. It’s Christmas time, and I’m in second grade. By now I knew there was no Santa, but I didn’t know the real Christmas story. The […]