The Preschool Years: Advent season

20 Apr

December 2008

It was a special Christmas season.  J3 is getting old enough to really understand the Christmas story.  He is also graduating from preschool this year and is in a lot of Christmas programs through school and church. 

At the church program he sang with the choir.  He sang every word in earnest, demonstrated every motion with great detail.  He didn’t miss a beat.  He felt every word of every song.  It meant so much.  I was so proud of him.

At the school play he was assigned a part in the reenactment of the story “This is the Star.” I have never been more proud of him than I was at this play.  He’s smart enough, but he wasn’t a wsieman.  He’s got personality but he wasn’t the star.  He can get along with the crown but he didn’t low with the cows or gather with the horses.  He was a shepherd.  One who watches over others, protects, leads when he needs to, follows when directed.  

“Rise up shepherd and follow.”


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