Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 800

Look at that big round number up there. Day 800!  That means I am 40 years and 800 days old. Not a good way to view one's age.

Of course the kids are counting down the days until Christmas.  I am just counting the days until the end of the week.  Today is another one loaded with back-to-back festivities - farewell breakfast at school, Tahlia's candle ceremony, the cheer concert, the cheer party and the cheer planning session tonight.

Rather than think about all that right now, I think it might be time for a Christmas reflection:

I remember one Christmas a few years ago when Darby was only about three years of age. We were at church on Christmas Eve and the priest was talking about the birth of Jesus and was talking about the importance of that in life etc etc.  He spoke of the spirit of Christmas and the need to remember it's true origins.

At one point he said something like "Christmas signifies the coming of our savior Jesus Christ" he then said something like "tomorrow let Jesus come into your life...." (blah blah blah) at which point the entire congregation went very quiet to reflect ... you could hear a pin drop.

Darby looked towards the priest with a big frown on his face, then turned to me quizzically.   His little voice spoke up and bounced off the church walls in the silence. It was a voice of panic ...

"Jesus is coming? Jesus is coming? But I thought it was supposed to be Santa!!!!"


Of course I got the uncontrollable giggles for the rest of the mass as did many others in the pews around us ...

(Which brings me to another reflection of when I used to have to go to church for school and I'd get the giggles in all the wrong places .... shoulders shaking, eyes watering, trying unsuccessfully not to make a sound.  The more important it was to stop laughing, the more uncontrollable the laughter would become.  Yes. Hysterical.)

I love those stories ... they continue to make me smile today.

Happy Thursday!! I hope at some point you manage to get an uncontrollable fit of the giggles ...


  1. Like! Like! Like!

    PS First official rejection e-mail this week. Told him he is now on the first step to becoming the next J.K. Rowling, lol.

  2. LOL. Every no is one step closer to a yes :)


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