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Friday, December 17, 2010

FridAy FuNNiEs and The ReAsOn FoR ThE SeaSon...

I have seen this one before..but this is just too funny..although I wouldn't think so if it were my child.:)

love this one too.:)

T he "W" in Christmas

Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience.

I had cut back on nonessential obligations - extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and EVEN overspending. Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas.

My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six year old. For weeks, he'd been memorizing songs for his school's "Winter Pageant." I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be working the night of the production. Unwilling to miss his shining moment, I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there'd be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation.

All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then.

Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise.

So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes early, found a spot on the cafeteria floor and sat down Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering to their seats. As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then, each group, one by one, rose to perform their song.

Because the public school system had long stopped referring to the holiday as "Christmas," I didn't expect anything other than fun, commercial entertainment songs of reindeer, Santa Claus , snowflakes and good cheer.

So, when my son's class rose to sing, "Christmas Love," I was slightly taken aback by its bold title.

Nicholas was aglow, as were all of his classmates, adorned in fuzzy mittens, red sweaters, and bright snowcaps upon their heads.

Those in the front row- center stage - held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of the song.

As the class would sing "C is for Christmas," a child would hold up the! letter C. Then, "H is for Happy," and on and on, until each child holding up his portion had presented the complete message, "Christmas Love."

The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, we noticed her; a small, quiet, girl in the front row holding the letter "M" upside down - totally unaware her letter "M" appeared as a "W".

The audience of 1st through 6th graders snickered at this little one's mistake. But she had no idea they were laughing at her, so she stood tall, proudly holding her "W".

Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together.

A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen. In that instant, we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place, why even in the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities.

For when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear:

"C H R I S T W A S L O V E"

And, I believe, He still is.

Amazed in His presence....humbled by His love.

As we begin the holiday season, let's remember the reason for the season....our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love the snowman one with the "model", LOL!!!! Enjoy the day Gina, stay warm ((hugs))

  2. The clips are too funny!
    Yes the "Model" snowgirl too good!
    Love the story!

    enjoy the day!

  3. The first picture, at first I was like O.M.G. and then started cracking up! Love all the funnies! And that is a great story :)

    I also giggled at the thing in your sidebar about still wearing the same earrings from high school. lol!

    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings from Jessica

  4. Thank you for sharing all the love!! Makes me glad your my friend!

  5. Ha, good laughs for a friday! Oh ny the way, I love the background on your blog of the stacked firkins with the tree on top!

  6. Love the funnies! The story is makes you stop and think!

  7. Wonderful post, Gina. Thanks for sharing.

    Christmas Blessings,

  8. Loved the funnies! The story was so sweet. Thanks for sharing
    betty, Through My Back Door

  9. Well, the lil gal got one over all of you. That's a sweet tale:)
    Happy Holidays Gina!

  10. Gina,
    Wouldn't you know I have lived the first photo nightmare with my two kids and then again with my kids and their friends!
    Thanks for the giggles!