For Unto Us.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6

We all gathered around my grandmother's living room last night. My dad had prepared a nativity program and each child had a part to play. It is one of the highlights of the year. My red-head, who happens to have the most fiery personality I've met, insisted upon being a super hero rather than a shepherd for the second year in a row. He wanted his stuffed cougar to play baby Jesus. My two-year-old niece, who was playing the Angel Gabriel, shouted "Hallelujah" instead of the lines she was supposed to repeat. My nephews took the scripture about the wisemen "falling to the ground" literally and looked as if they died at the foot of Mary and Joseph. A comedy of errors, I suppose. And the adults were all giggling through it.

My mother was talking to my daughter a few nights ago. Quizzing her with question on school, friends and life. She asked my 5-year-old, "What is your favorite Christmas story? Frosty? Rudolph?" My sweet daughter said, "No. My favorite is the one about Mary and her little baby, Jesus." That's my favorite too, sweet daughter.

Wishing you all peace, joy and family during the holidays. Hoping that we can all remember the true meaning of Christmas and what is really important.


  1. Glad the night was a successful one (at least one that you'll always remember). Your daughter knows exactly what story I like the best too!

    Hoping you and your family have the merriest of celebrations!

  2. Merry Christmas Hannah! I'm just sitting waiting for my luci to wake up...thank you for all your help this year. Have a wonderful, safe holiday. XOXO

  3. Blessed Christmas to your & your family! :)
    Hi, I would like to send you an email.... how can I contact you? Thanks!

  4. Hi Evelin! My email is listed in my profile.

  5. I have a red head....they are fun!

    Cute picture-

    sandy toe

  6. Hope the rest of your Christmas celebrations were just as magical and just as full of giggles and the special things about the season.

    Wishing you and your family all the best for the new year ahead too.

  7. Feliz Ano Novo para você e sua família! Neste ano novo seja de realizações. Muita saúde, paz e prosperidade. Que seus sonhos seja começo de realidade. E muito, mas muito sucesso mesmo! E que Deus te abençoe hoje e sempre! E que Jesus Cristo seja o seu amigo para sempre!

  8. Happy New Year Hannah! I wanted to invite you to join me for another St. Jude Valentine’s Day card drive! I hope you will! :)


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