Silent Night

Sunday, December 20, 2015
Dressed in shepherd's tunic, ready for the show!

"Silent night, Holy night,
All is calm, all is bright."
- from "Silent Night," by Joseph Mohr

Five days before Christmas. The gifts are bought and wrapped, the house is ready. This morning we went to the church where our oldest daughter teaches, to see the pageant she helped lead.  We are so happy to see her involved in the church doing what she loves most, working with young people.

The pageant was unique and lovely. The young musicians were supremely talented, and the donkey on wheels was a sight to behold. I've never seen the baby in the manger climb out and wander into the congregation in search of a beloved doll before. But some things never change: it wouldn't be a Sunday School pageant without a disconsolate baby wailing throughout the singing of "Silent Night."

Five days before Christmas - a good time to reflect on the nearly-finished year. I hope the past twelve months have brought you many blessings, and the opportunity to offer blessings to others. May you find peace on Christmas day, and every day.

"Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace."
- from "Silent Night" 




23 comments:

Gloria Baker said...

Beautiful post Beth !
Merry Christmas and blessings for you and your family !!:)

Julie said...

How proud of her you must be! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!!

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

The church pageant sounds like a treat, and how wonderful that your daughter has found a role that is so perfect for her! Wishing you and your family a lovely, blessed Christmas together!

Monica said...

Lovely to see this. I bet the pageant was very memorable. Things are slowing now and you are right about it being a time to reflect. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds wonderful!
Wishing you and your family all of the best for the Christmas season! :)

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I enjoyed your photos…I can just imagine the pageant in person. Merry Christmas.

I Wilkerson said...

Sounds like you are building more wonderful Christmas memories! Best wishes for a great holiday season!

Laura Dembowski said...

How nice that you were able to see the pageant your daughter ran. You seem like a very close family, which is so great.

grace said...

very cool! i respect her for taking on such an endeavor--i'm not sure i'd have the stamina. :)

Cakelaw said...

A lovely post, and your daughter looks radiant.

Liz Berg said...

Merry Christmas, Beth! It is a perfect time for reflection--you must be so proud of your lovely daughters!!

Katerina said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family Beth!

Tricia Buice said...

I love Christmas pageants and plays - so meaningful and special. Hope you enjoy your Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

DMS said...

The pageant sounds lovely. So happy that you are all ready for the holidays. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2016. :)
~Jess

Kitchen Riffs said...

Sounds like so much fun! We're all ready for Christmas, too. Happy holidays!

Bonnie said...

I love hearing children's voices during church...cooing, chatting or crying. Sending you and your family wishes for a Joyous Christmas. Hugs!

handmade by amalia said...

The beaming smile of a proud mother. So lovely. Happy holidays.
Amalia
xo

Catherine said...

Merry Christmas dear Beth. xo Catherine

Angie Schneider said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Beth!

Daniela Grimburg said...


Just dropped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year, Beth!!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Beth, hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Beautiful pictures and very lovely post! Your writings always make my heart sing!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year, dear friend!
Andrea

Claudia said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate the season. I hope your Christmas was joyful and merry and I wish you and yours much goodness in 2016!

Marcela N said...

Amazing post Beth. What a beautiful way to celebrate Christmas.
Have a Happy New Year!

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