The first year I committed to directing the Christmas play at church, I was very pregnant with our littlest one. It was overwhelming, but the joy of watching those kids perform is in my top ten best feelings ever. My daughter wanted a "script" so bad. She was only two and a half, but she HAD to have something to say. She was part of the caroling group, and I finally gave in and had her and the other little ones scream "Merry Christmas" after their first set of songs. She was very satisfied with that. On the day of the performance, when it was her turn to get on stage, she would only face the side of the audience that our family was sitting in. She refused to face the center of the stage like she had practiced. She was so adorable as she proudly sang directly towards her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was so happy. I miss that joy this season...but we are confident we will have it again. And hey, maybe the Lord will have us settled somewhere permanently just in time for an Easter celebration!
With all that said, here is an adorable story about a Christmas program I had to share!
by Candy Chand