My sweet 3-year old daughter, Natalie, is always saying interesting things to make me think. Recently she asked why we were having a Christmas party, and I explained to her that we were celebrating Jesus’ birthday. Natalie got very excited and said, “Mom, I’m gonna get Jesus a ladder so he can come down and visit me.” I told her that was a very good idea!
Then, this past Saturday we had our ward Christmas party, and they had Santa come for the children. Natalie ran up to me and told me she saw Santa carrying a green bag. I asked if she wanted to go sit on Santa’s lap and she said, “no, he’s scary.” So yesterday when we were doing a little shopping for Christmas, Natalie kept asking for new toys. I told her she’d have to wait and see what Santa would bring her for Christmas. She said, “No Mom, I don’t like Santa. Jesus is going to bring my presents.”
Then this morning I woke up to an e-mail from my dear friend, sharing this beautiful music video. This brings tears to my eyes as I recall Natalie’s love for Jesus, and her innocent joy in this Christmas season!
May we all remember the Reason for the Season, and spend a little more time reflecting on our Savior’s love for us.