Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Moon And The Star

















Our granddaughter came over today to have a sleepover with us! She will be spending a couple days here, then going home Christmas eve afternoon. Surely this has to be one of the best Christmas gifts we will recieve. And we wasted no time in making the most of it. We did crafts, built things, watched Christmas shows, went out for dinner with pink peppermint ice cream for dessert, and went to the festival of lights. We also did this one other thing. The moon was beautiful tonight, and it led us to a nearby city, where the star led us to this manger with a newborn baby. The wise men, shepherds, and all the others were real people, it was a living nativity. If Anne Marie looks a bit uncomfortable in this picture with me, that is because it was cold!! And she did not want to stop even momentarily for a picture. But I wanted our images preserved under the star on this cold night before Christmas eve. As the moon guided us home, she talked very excidedly about our day. She fell asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow. So I feel that we had our own little miracle tonight. Two geezers actually wore out a four year old.

"After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him." Matthew 2:9,11

27 comments:

Mildred said...

Oh Ginny, what a blessing to have Anne Marie visiting with you at this special time of the year. So glad you have photos of the living Nativity. One of these days, she may have her own blog and can share these photos of her childhood. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

Stacey Dawn said...

Truly! A wonderful gift to have her with you... and how awesome to get to see a live Nativity! Wonderful!

Doris Sturm said...

Yes, Ginny, and you guys had the moon to guide you so I guess you didn't even get lost - LOL

I'm glad you had this time together. That living nativity looks wonderful. Merry Christmas, my friend!

Karin said...

What a memory you two have made! Very special! On Tuesday night was the eclipse - missed it - and the shortest day of the year - and now you had so much fun with your grandangel! Oh what joy! Blessings!

reanaclaire said...

Family bonding.. hope all of you will enjoy a pleasant Christmas.. the love of the Lord is all around us..
Merry Christmas, Ginny and family!!

SquirrelQueen said...

It sounds like all three of you had a great time together. It is a miracle that you wore out a four year old.

I can tell it was really cold at the nativity scene, two of the wise men are wearing gloves!

Ginny, I hope you and Phil and your family have a wonderful and very
Merry Christmas.

Judy

kanak7 said...

What a delightful post! And I know how special having your precious granddaughter for a sleepover can be. Live nativity?! Amazing!

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Ginny!

Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

Beautiful post! Although you look so cold. Makes me shiver. Have a wonderful day.

Jeanne said...

I love live nativity scenes. We went to "Bethlehem Live" in Waxahaxi, TX one year and it was amazing. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Jeanne

sarah said...

you sound like the best grandparents...and that living Christmas sounds great.

Ruth said...

I can only imagine the memories you created for that precious little girl.These are the things she will remember as an adult,not the gifts which were bought in a store.
Blessings,Ruth

From the Kitchen said...

A very special time for all three of you!

Best,
Bonnie

Our Journey said...

Ok -- it's just so sweet to wake up in the morning & see a post about our little girl!!! I'm soooo glad she had a good time (I can't imagine that she wouldn't have...she probably won't want to come home!) We were up until almost 2am & still have more work to do, so you don't know how much it helped that you all kept her. She LOVES her Grandma & Grandpa!! It sounds like you guys has a BLAST yesterday!! (p.s. I zoomed in on the picture -- her face cracks me up!!)

Bobbi said...

Ginny, this is absolutely beautiful!! What a wonderful way to bring the true meaning of Christmas to light for Anne Marie. And to have her for a few nights to enjoy the magic of Christmas through a child's eyes... You are blessed!! She is a sweetheart... Have a beautiful, safe and blessed Christmas.

Fred Alton said...

What wonderful grandparents you two are! I'm sure the child will not forget that visit for years to come. Her memory will probably be helped as you tell your story to your friends. She'll first sit wide-eyed, quietly, and listen - then suddenly speak some words of wisdom about the event! ☺

Sandra said...

and i bet the 2 geezers were worn out to. what a wonderful and blessed day you had and so many precious memories. she can look at you and herself in the photo and pop back in time in her memories. a really priceless day of memories. photos came our really good. enjoy your Eve while you wait for one of my cousins to land on your roof

Arti said...

Having your grand daughter over for Christmas must be very pleasing to you...
And the header pic is surreal!!
Enjoy the pink peppermint ice-cream:)
Merry Christmas to you and your family...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ginny, I'm so glad that you have enjoyed your granddaughter for a couple of days.. What a wonderful Christmas present for you all.

Love the pictures of the Nativity.... Yes--you look cold.

Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

My goodness, that is a living Nativity. I've only seen that once before. What a blessing and treasure the time you have with your grand daughter is. I know you will have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Stephanie V said...

We used to have a living nativity here. It was more the whole Christmas story with lots of actors and settings. I loved it.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Ann said...

The perfect Christmas. Who could ask for anything more than the delightful time you spent with Ann Marie.

I noticed a sign the other day for a living nativity on one of the back roads that I pass every day. I never did get around to checking it out.

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Neal said...

Don't spoil her. :) That nativity scene looks cold.

Remington said...

What beautiful memories you are making....Merry Christmas, my dear friend....

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What a nice thing to do with your Granddaughter! I like living Nativities a lot. We used to have one every year at the church we were members of in Southern California (those people were warm outside). Have a happy and super Christmas!

Ann said...

Your grand daughter is so blessed to have come to your family. God has his purpose.

What are you having for dinner?

Merry Christmas to Phil and all the extended family.

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas. sandie

srp said...

It really takes something to wear out a four year old!!!