Monday, December 12, 2011
Today, Ella spent the afternoon with us. It is such a joy to have her here, and I can hardly believe she is already five! She spent part of the day putting up these window clings, it was the manger scene. When she got to the wise men, I asked her if she knew what gifts they brought Baby Jesus, and she did! Here is what she said. "Frankenstein, gold, and myrrh!" So now, Frankenstein and Christmas will be ever connected in my mind. What an unexpected and beautiful gift, an afternoon of laughter.
“Instructed by the king, they set off. Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time!
They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.”