Saturday, December 13, 2008

Girls' Night Out in the Manger!

Emma and I went out to run some errands and get our hair cut last night. We've never done this before...and it was indeed fun.





We had a good time...she was such a good girl at the hair salon. She sat and watched patiently while Mommy got her hair cut too! She was excited that it was just us girls!
As we were driving I was pointing out the Christmas lights. She ooed and ahhed and practiced her colors. "Those are blue...those are red...." We came to a stoplight and she said, "Look it's a Mommy, a Daddy, and a baby!" I said, "Who is that?" She said, "The baby Jesus!" I wanted to notice this moment and make it special for her....so I started to sing...
"Away in the Manger
No crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the sky
Looked down where He lay;
The little Lord Jesus
asleep on the hay."
It was such a special moment. She talked about how hay is for horses. I affirmed this and said that the baby was born in a barn...with the cows, etc. She asked to sing again...and she joined me in her little toddler voice.
I figured I might blog about our Girls' Night Out...just not this way...
...Yesterday, while blurfing (blog surfing) I came across this site Chatting at the Sky, and her challenge everydayunwrapped. It was challenging to me and even though I'm a bit late, I think I'll use this special moment with Emma yesterday and link it to her site. As I understand it, everydayunwrapped, is an opportunity to write about stopping to take the time to celebrate the moments without getting caught up in the December crazies. As I've mentioned in other posts we are celebrating Advent this year. Already I have felt the difference this has made in my own spiritual life. It has changed my focus...helped me anticipate the real reasons for Christmas...helped me make life applications with my kids.
Merry Christmas!!

1 comment:

emily said...

Perfect post. Thank you for noticing this sweet moment with your little one and sharing it with us!