Day Three: Guiding Star
This story is a part of Martin & Sylvia's Twelve Days of Christmas Story Collection. In these stories, Martin and Sylvia explore what it means to celebrate the traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas," inspired by twelve delightful tales from 18th century Maine. Each story contains a "story-within-the-story" — about the colonial town of Tullyport as the founding families create Christmas traditions and celebrations that are unique, delightful and rich with community connection.
This story is Day Three: Guiding Star. On the third day of Christmas, the children wake to the end of a large snowstorm. The delightful Christmas “surprise” that they prepared for Laura might just be buried in snow! But they soon come to learn that not only is their surprise safe, but the Browns made it home in the snowstorm, led by Andy’s strong navigational skills. It feels like there’s a little bit of Christmas magic afoot.
From “Twelve Tales of a Tullyport Christmas”: “Guiding Stars”. Jacob Tully, the youngest son of Tullyport’s founder Francis, is a bit lost. His siblings have always known what they wanted to do with their lives, but he simply isn’t sure. A visit by an unusual sailor and navigator by the name of Millie brings some sudden clarity into his life, not to mention a delightful addition to the town of Tullyport.
This story explores the experience of trusting a higher source of guidance.