Today was such a special day! During our parental pursuit, one of the things i ofter caught myself daydreaming about was watching my child grow in his or her faith. Of course, during childhood, Sunday School is such a huge part of that along with participation in the annual children's Christmas pageant. I have watched nieces and nephews, and children of friends and friends i don't know all waiting for the day when i could watch my child go thru the time-honored tradition of rocking folded arms back and forth while humming the forgotten words to Away in the Manger. Friends, my dream will soon be a reality!
In our church, you have to be in Kindergarten to join the kid's choir, this being Kat'es 5th year, we signed her up and she is loving it!
Today, on Christ the King Sunday, best Sunday of the season in my opinion. The children's choir (kate included!) sang Cast your burdens unto Jesus! It was fantastic. Kate had a little more "hip" action thean the others, it's those private jazz lessons, i think! But it was wonderful!
Do you see her? Up front in the pink and orange glaring at me, haha!
During the service, we had a chance to write down those things that were weighing heavy on our hearts and leave them at the altar cross for our pastors to pray on. It felt good, although we should be doing this every single day, it was a nice tangible way to cast our burdens. I pray this holiday season, you will cast your burdens onto Jesus and delight in the Birth of our Savior, taking time to count you Blessings, i promise you, they are all around you.
I forgot perhaps the best part of the day! Kate had rehearsal after church and guess what? Miss Lacy has a speaking part in her very first pageant! Oh my, i am one proud shepherd momma!