Are you a list maker? I make lists for everything and still I forget things I mean to do or buy or think about or pray about...
I wanted to share with you a couple of things.....
I didn't do as much decorating this year as I usually do.....I didn't put out this Nativity...
I bought it a few years ago and I really like it but...it's big,has many pieces and is breakable. I'm always concerned about where to put it to keep it from being broken. Last year I put it in this hutch in the kitchen. It was a good place for it, out of the traffic.
This year, I did put this little one on the mantle...
I got to thinking about it's history.
Shortly after our marriage, I received it as a gift. Not a personal gift, at one of those
parties where you're asked to bring a gift to exchange. At the time,
I had already bought a similar one.
I decided to give that one to my parents.
I can't remember exactly the year this all took place. I do
remember taking the figures loose from the stable. They were glued down and I decided to let my wee daughter play with
them as I told her the story of Jesus' birth. We decided the
baby was cold and I made him a little blue
The figures are made of plastic and each year, I let the children
place them in the stable.
house and out buildings, getting ready to sale their
property to my niece, I found a few of the figures from
her Nativity in the dirt of Daddy's shop floor. I took them
and added them to my own scene. So, I have an extra shepherd
You can't see the little lamb on the left, there was
once two of them.
I've decided that, although this was a cheap Nativity at the time, I'm very happy for the years it has been a part of our Christmas decorations and the memories it brings to mind.