Tuesday, December 4, 2007

the activity

It sounds like some sort of holiday suspense movie, or something. But actually "the activity" is the charming name my girls have given our nativity. "When are we going to get out the activity?"

And when you think about it, I think there was probably a fair amount of activity going on in the nativity that first Noel; animals, straw, a mother in labor for the first time, a father standing by, one or two blessed midwives. And that's before the shepherds started showing up.  (Technically the wise men appeared a while after the birth, but we need them in the picture since they brought the gifts.) 
There is a lot of activity going on as we get ready to celebrate those events.  I need to remember take a little bit of time in between the activity to really think about those who were a part of that nativity, and why it's so important to me.  

1 comment:

  1. How cute that they call it the activity. This is the most "active" time of the year for me too, but for all the wrong reasons. I'm trying to fix that.