Danny, my sister Ann’s husband is pastor of the church in which I grew up. Today their choir presented a Christmas cantata in the morning church service. It was good to visit with friends/family I haven’t seen in a long time plus we so enjoyed the Christmas music. Our great-niece Elizabeth even had a solo—she did a fabulous job! That’s Danny up front and center.
Back at home after church Michael and I took Emmi for a long walk then Mom and I went to see her sister/my Aunt Mary. Mom is one of six daughters—two of her sisters are gone and Aunt Mary is very ill—it was hard to see her so sick. Tuesday we will go to see my Dad’s oldest sister, Margaret who lives in northern Arkansas.
Preparations began right after morning church for a very special happening in Danny and Ann’s barn this evening. Strange critters started appearing everywhere. As the light started to fade on this short day the children of Danny and Ann’s church preformed an enactment of the Biblical Christmas story. It was without a doubt awesome!!!!
Here comes Leah/Mary leading her “donkey”, aka, Cocoa!! Mary wasn’t in costume just yet, either! Darkness came so quickly my photos started to be hazy and the one I took of Joseph/aka Leah’s father Eric, leading Cocoa with Mary on board didn’t turn out. This was a first for the adult helpers and the children—having this outdoor performance--they did a great job!!
Another great day spent in the company of family and friends—a very special day.