It's the holiday season, and as I've previously mentioned, my absolute favorite time of year! So, I decide to take the family to an event at a local church. They were hosting a live nativity scene. It was absolutely wonderful. A half of dozen stands, each accompanied by a small bible verse and quick reenactment. All sharing a small portion of the beautiful story of Jesus Christ's birth. I was careful to read each verse aloud, left windows down so everyone in the car could listen to the message being delivered. There were live animals (camel and llama included!), candy, invitations, music, and love all around. The children sat in the backseat in complete awe.
When we came home and settled down and warmed up, I asked Quinton (age 4) what did he learn from the nativity scene? His innocent, yet serious, answer was: Camels eat grass.
Of course I found humor in this, he of course did not. Needless to say, we'll be going back next year. Maybe second times a charm? Regardless, the holiday season is about spending time with family, friends, and enjoying your time together with the ones you love most. Furthermore, it's purpose is much greater than that, i.e. the reason for attending the event. After seeing a picture a favorite author of mine posted while out shopping of something she found disturbing, me as well, I felt compelled to write this. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. It is about doing good for others and sharing love towards them. It's about remembering everything that you are grateful for and it's about giving.
I hope no one, in their right mind, really will put a barely clothed Snooki ornament on their tree. (ho ho ho!) Christmas deserves more respect than that. With that, enjoy it!