I don’t think there are many schools in the US where they will have a star on the basketball hoop and the children will perform the Nativity story, read the Christmas story from Like 2, and sing songs about Jesus. This happened tonight at my grandchildren’s country school.
These pictures and the picture below of the angels from the back are the only ones I could take but I have very vivid pictures in my mind of the greatest story of all that was told tonight, just as it has been repeated over and over again since that first night in Bethlehem when the angels brought the Good News to the shepherds.
The girl in the middle is my grandchild Lana
This morning I visited the school to have Christmas lunch with the children.
The girls in red are “my” girls, acting up big time. I haven’t had lunch with them at school since David and Lana were in Kindergarten, I think. They were very excited! Some of their friends wanted to sit with us. To Sarah that represented the entire school. “I think everybody wants to sit with us,” she said.
This evening the kids were all dressed up for the Christmas play. Sarah sang with her Kindergarten class and David sang with the big choir. Brianna acted as one of the Stars, and, as you have seen, Lana was an angel.
It has been a full day. Cristina and I have worked on logos for the theme we are having next year. A few more days and I will launch it.
Here is my “doll” with her Swedish Pippi doll.
Now everybody is in bed. Tomorrow is their last day of school before Christmas break. They have been getting up very early all week, to be in school before seven in the morning, since their mother has been working in the cafeteria as a substitute.
I know the request that will come tomorrow evening. Anytime it’s not a school night somebody will be the first to ask, “May I sleep with you tonight?” If I was a kid and I had my grandmother, I’m sure I would ask the same thing.
Now, let me give you a blessing:
May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you. (See 2 Thess 3:16.)