Here's the front of the card:
And here's the message on the inside of the card:
I knew that "Do You Hear What I Hear" was a Christmas song, but I didn't know much about it, so I looked it up and found this:
It seems that the song was written during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, as a plea for peace. For those too young to remember those days, the world was on the brink of nuclear war. I remember my schoolmates thinking that we should protest at the United Nations (I lived in Manhattan at the time), but then realizing that they didn't want to spend what might be their last day on earth protesting. The world situation was that intense.
The song gained popularity in the years that followed.
So - the question remains: Do you hear what I hear?
My hearing with bilateral cochlear implants is incredibly good. But I don't really think that's what this question is about, not at this time of year.
I am deaf and I can hear the sounds of the world around me, connect with others, enjoy the music of the season, including my own voice chanting blessings.
I hear the sound of a miracle.