Christmas — The Play

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Carolers RS

Touches of Christmas in every corner of the Kitchen… Can you guess the Theme?

Let it snow 1

March of the Penguins??? Nooooo

Let it snow 2

Frosty the Snowman??? Nooooo…

LIS 3 RS

Santa Claus is Coming to Town???  Noooo

Let

it

Snow…

Let it Snow….

Let it…

Let it Snow 4 RS

~~SNOW!!~~

Visit Pink Saturday and Beverly and all the sweeties there…

Wait– least you think I had forgotten…Just as promised the latest Short story… 🙂

Saturday Afternoon…

I was babysitting my four children while my wife had gone shopping. Babysitting to me is reading the paper while the kids mess up the house. Only that day I wasn’t reading. I was fuming. On every other page of the paper there was glittering gifts and prancing reindeer. The only thing I was told was that there were only six more days to buy presents. What, I ask myself indignantly, did this have to do with the birth of Christ?
There was a knock on the door. Then Nancy’s voice, “ Daddy, we have a play to put on. Would you like to see it?” I didn’t. But I have fatherly responsibilities so I followed her into the living room. Right away I knew it was a Christmas play for at the foot of the piano stool was a lighted flashlight wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a shoebox.

Rex, age six, came in wearing my bathrobe and carrying a mop handle. He sat on the stool and looked at the flashlight. Nancy, age ten draped a sheet over her head, stood behind Rex and began, “ I’m Mary and this boy is Joseph. Usually in this play Joseph stands up and Mary sits down, but Mary sitting down is still taller than Joseph standing up so we thought it looked better this way.”

Enters Trudy, age four, at full run. There were pillowcases over her arms. She spread them wide and said only, “I’m an angel.”

Then came Ann, age eight. I knew she was a wise man because she had on her mother’s high heels and walked like she was a wise man riding a camel. On a pillow she carried three items, undoubtedly gold, frankincense, and myrrh. She walked across the room and announced, “I am all three wisemen. I bring precious gifts: gold, circumstance and mud.”

That was all. The play was over. I didn’t laugh. I prayed. How near the truth Ann was. We come at Christmas burdened down with gold, and the showy gifts and the tinsley tree. Under the circumstances we can do no other. And it really does seem a bit like mud when you think about it. But my children saw through the earthly and found the real reason for Christmas– to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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May you enjoy the spirit this weekend…

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥  

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December 12, 2009 at 12:32 am | christmas | 10 comments

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10 responses to “Christmas — The Play”

  1. Sheila says:

    I enjoyed this, Claudia… both the story which is so sweet and the pretty vignettes which are so much fun.

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    XO,
    Sheila 🙂 

  2. tami kenner says:

    Hi Claudie..what a nice story & I love the picture of the snow.  You have many little pretties too…happy pink Saturday xo Tami

  3. wonderful story – and lovely photos!

  4. Precious story and lovely red decorations (especially love the carolers) but it’s your COLD winter wonderland photograph that will stay with me as I enjoy the much needed rain falling gently here in Southern California.  Stay warm 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  5. Amisha says:

    That picture of the snow is breathtaking!

  6. Claudia, Loved the story…got a kick out of the kids. Your red decorations are very, very festive and cheerful. Happy pink day.
    Susan

  7. Mimi says:

    We don’t need elaborate decorations or a big tree or numerous gifts under a tree. All any of us needs is to carry the spirit of Christmas in our hearts and to share it all year long with everyone we meet.

    Thank you so much for sharing your blog with me today. Yes, I’m crazy about ♥PINK♥ but I’m also devoted to visiting some of the nicest blogs in cyberspace.

    Hoping your weekend is filled with peace.

  8. carol says:

    Your decorations are beautiful and I just loved the story you shared. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  9. Sarah says:

    Claudia, thank you for sharing another precious story.  I so enjoy my visits to your blog…..Sarah

  10. Karen Cox says:

    Claudia,
    another lovely story.  Your decorations are stunning, I can only image how gorgeous it looks.  Snow, now I think your neck of the woods wins hands down for the most snow.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Karen

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